COVID-19 Strikes

During a bad bout of cabin fever, I decided to drive the four hours to Green Lawn Cemetery in Columbus, Ohio, 317 landscaped acres of gravestones, mausoleums, and memorials.  The famous, such as Eddie Rickenbacker and James Thurber, as well as, the not-so-famous are buried in this beautifully planned garden cemetery.

I knew that I would be far from the maddening crowds and safe from the virus—cemeteries are naturally practicing social distancing.  All the residents are six feet away, or well, six feet under.

As you drive down the long lane into the cemetery, on the left side is a life-sized sculpture of a Native American, tomahawk and all, marking the Gabriel Family plot.  Unfortunately, the day I visited the cemetery, safety practices for COVID-19 had been put in place and the sculpture was wearing a red paisley handkerchief mask—as they say, “Mask-it or Casket”, so I didn’t have a chance to see the full face of the sculpture, which I imagine to be stern and regal.  I hope my next trip the cemetery will be after the virus has been wrangled to the ground and stamped out and the face of the sculpture will be revealed in all of its glory!

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