"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.


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.