Sunday, October 4, 2009
The evening begins with a simple, but satisfying meal in the community room of St. Stephen's Church, near the cemetery. We enjoyed soup, salad, bread, cheese, and sliced meats. After our meal, a costumed guide (our neighbor, Susan Nestor) led us on a short walk to the cemetery. We found our way in the failing twilight with the help of lumieres and flashlights.
As we walked through the cemetery we stopped to see a half dozen short vignettes about the people buried beneath our feet. Although we're less than a month from Halloween, there was nothing spooky or macabre about these vignettes. They were short historical dramas which brought to life the stories of people who lived in Sebastopol before our time.
Sarah and I had a wonderful evening Friday.