October 30, 2008

The cemetery down the road, and finding Lauryn Hill

For a little Halloween adventure, I thought I’d take you on a tour of one of our local cemeteries located at the St. Matthews Church in Bedford, NY. This lovely church was founded in 1692 and the brick building erected in 1809. Adjacent to the church is the burial ground for St. Matthews and that dates back to 1812. Interestingly, the oldest tombstone in the yard is dated 1796. That seems a little eerie to me, however, historians believe that the coffin and tombstone were most likely dug up and brought to St. Matthews from another location.

Strolling through the grounds, you’ll find headstones of the Guion family, who were founders of this church. Nine soldiers who fought in the Revolutionary War are buried here including six members of the Smith family. Down the road from my home is Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, founded by the Rosens. They are also buried in this graveyard, as is Joshua Logan, the famous theatrical director. Knowing a little bit of this cemetery’s history, I hope you enjoy these photos and happy, spooky Halloween!

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I didn't realize that Lauryn Hill, the Grammy Award-winning singer, rapper, musician, songwriter, producer, and film actress had been laying low.  It really was great to see her and her adorable children at my book signing the other day. Here are a few more pictures.

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