The Assumption Cemetery

The Assumption Cemetery, October 2013

The Assumption Cemetery, October 2013

Yesterday I posted about Silver Cliff Cemetery. Today, I’m posting about the sister cemetery up a little farther on that little dirt road, called The Assumption Cemetery. It’s a Catholic cemetery (and I’ve read Silver Cliff was a Protestant cemetery) and isn’t as old as Silver Cliff.  Most of the graves in Silver Cliff were 1800s, while in Assumption, there were many more contemporary graves.

Curiously, my wife and I noted a preponderance of “Franks” buried here.

That reminded me of the time my dad and I were staring down at my grandfather’s gravestone during my grandfather’s service, over 21 years ago. My grandfather was the “Sr.” of the “Jr.” and the “III” of us, but his gravestone did not have “Sr” on it. After the service I turned to my dad and remarked how that was our name on the gravestone. We both chuckled at how unreal it was attending our “own” funeral!

Anyway, since this was later in the day, I loved the long shadows that developed at Assumption; it reminded me of the Vincent Price film, House of the Long Shadows, I’d just watched the other night. It definitely added an extra bit of atmosphere to the place. And there are a couple shots I have that really turned out great, one a small tilted wooden cross and another of a wooden cross propped up by bricks that lent a particularly eerie (human?) shadow….

Note, I’ve attached links to my other cemetery posts, below. Take a tour!

So, without further ado, here is The Assumption Cemetery:

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

About these ads

7 Responses to “The Assumption Cemetery”

  1. 1 Wendy Brydge October 29, 2013 at 7:38 am

    Wow, those are some truly stunning photos, Frank. What a beautiful little cemetery, seemingly in the middle of nowhere. There’s a thousand things I’d like to say about the cemetery itself and the great, very professional looking photos you took, but honestly… the whole thing left me a little speechless. Such care was taken with the graves, and I love how there are clear family plots. Just wonderful. I’m jealous you got to go there! :)

    • 2 fpdorchak October 29, 2013 at 7:50 am

      Wow, and why, THANK you, Wendy! I love photography! :-] It was getting a little harder, later in the day, with the developing shadows, to keep MY shadow out of pictures, so I had to “contort” a little during some shots….

      There are so many little cemeteries out there, it’s truly interesting to see how some of these cemeteries ARE taken care of, while others are not. There was a sign to the left of the Silver Cliff cemetery (and not Assumption) that stated to please be respectful while in there, I thought interesting. Maybe, perhaps, because of all the ghost hunters just blindly trampling around? Every time I visit cemeteries I make it a point to BE respectful, even if I don’t believe the same as those who maintain the graves and are still living and visit/watch over the place. I also wish any lingering spirits well…and pass on that they don’t need to linger there any longer if they don’t want to. I find these places very calming. I did love the blustering wind though!

      Also note, I just added a link to a post that had Custer’s Little Bighorn cemetery in it, in the related articles, at the bottom.

      Thanks for stopping by, Wendy!

  2. 3 blackcatpratt October 29, 2013 at 9:06 am

    Being a Catholic cemetery, I would guess many of the deceased were named after St. Francis…maybe? Thanks for the picture tours, Frank – love seeing cemeteries from across the nation!

    • 4 fpdorchak October 29, 2013 at 9:11 am

      Thanks, Mandy! Yeah, I though of that: “”Frank’ is a good Catholic name!” I am named after St. Francis of Assisi, BTW, so, yes, that did come to mind! ;-]

  1. 1 Silver Cliff Cemetery | Runnin Off at the Mouth.... Trackback on October 29, 2013 at 7:30 am
  2. 2 Cemetery Art | Runnin Off at the Mouth.... Trackback on March 28, 2014 at 6:24 am
  3. 3 St. John in the Wilderness Cemetery – Upstate New York Vacation 2014 – Part 4 of 4 | Runnin Off at the Mouth.... Trackback on September 3, 2014 at 1:02 am

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 810 other followers

Twitter Updates

Thanks, Samir!

Visionary Fiction Alliance

Read, Write, Awaken

Day Shift Photography

Photos taken on my days off.

Nitrate Diva

Old Movies. Fresh Takes.

Runnin Off at the Mouth....

The personal opinions of a guy just trying to make it through life.

Divine Wisdom For You

Just another site

My Meditation Challenge

A Path in Spirituality

CommuniCATE Resources for Writers

Empowering, Encouraging and Equipping Writers

Tahoma Literary Review

A Northwest Based Literary Journal

Shadow & Substance

Exploring the Works of Rod Serling

Writers In The Storm

A Blog On Writing

The In Between

A unique Grief and Paranormal activity support group

Reality Check

Peeking behind the curtain of Life....

Delve Writers

Writings on the Craft, Business, and Life of Writing

Amber-Allen Publishing, Inc.

The personal opinions of a guy just trying to make it through life.

Black Cat Pratt Chat

The personal opinions of a guy just trying to make it through life.

Kristen Hope Mazzola

Everyone has a story; this is mine

A Side Of Writing

Grabbing a bite to eat while pounding the keys on that novel...


because the only thing constant is change

Chiseled in Rock

The personal opinions of a guy just trying to make it through life.

~ Sisters of the Quill ~

The personal opinions of a guy just trying to make it through life.

The Hairy Housewife

Unshaven Ramblings Of A Stay-At-Home Nerd


Mandy Pratt

Seeker of Truth

Credo in Unum Deum

Vampire Syndrome Blog

Home of the Vampire Syndrome Saga, published by PDMI Publishing LLC

Write on the River

Factual Fiction by Bob Mayer

Karen Kubicko

A Journey through Past Lives and other Metaphysical Ideals

Belle Grove Plantation Bed and Breakfast

Birthplace of James Madison and Southern Plantation

Cecile's Writers

Where intercultural writers connect.

X Rated

Musings on chick stuff

Small Press Reviews

Sporadically reviewing small press books since 2007 (or thereabouts)...

Paranormal Team

Blogging about the paranormal (and other things...)

The Red Pen of Doom

Conventional wisdom about writing is conventionally wrong.

Among Ghosts

Come with me as I walk...


Marc Schuster's Random Musings and Ephemera

HoarseMan of...

Awakened by a rough whisper in the night...

The Soul Survivor Blog

Just another weblog

Becky Clark, Author

A teenager trapped in a middle-aged body is the best place for your personal blog or business site.


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 810 other followers

%d bloggers like this: