"We are all of us living in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." ~Oscar Wilde
"Adventure is worthwhile in itself." ~Amelia Earhart

April 5, 2010

April 5, 2010

I swear. I'm not trying to be morbid with my ghost-hunting trip to the park and, now, a trip to a cemetery. When I visited Adam's Hill Park, a possible ghost sighting wasn't the only reason I went. It was also because it sent me to a part of town I had never seen before. Sure, I've driven down Penn Avenue long ago but it's not really the same in a car where everything goes whooshing by. I expected it to be mostly retail businesses along Penn Avenue with residences along the side streets. And, for the most part, it was. So, the cemetery at 70th & Penn surprised me. However, I didn't pay much attention to it until I came across this.



The fact that it was established in 1890 threw the Minneapolis Jewish Cemetery into the category of 'historic places I'd like to visit'. I snapped a few more photos but decided that I would save a walk around the cemetery for a later date. That day, I decided, was today. Except, when I got there, the gates were closed. "Closed on Saturdays and Jewish holidays," one sign read.

'Huh? It's not Saturday,' I thought. 'Oh, wait. Easter. There must be a Jewish holiday around that time too.'

Yup, Passover and my ignorance of Jewish holidays nerfed today's walk. Ah, well. I'll be back.



2 comments:

Ferd said...

You gotta keep up with your Jewish holidays! LOL

Berryvox said...

Ha, I wouldn't know the Christian ones if they weren't so ingrained into American society.