Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond

is this grave the final resting place of the woman who was known as Mother Goose?

is this grave the final resting place of the woman who was known as Mother Goose?

In this week’s photo challenge, bloggers were asked to present a photo about “beyond.”

To many this conjured up images of city and bucolic landscapes.

For me, I thought of the beyond as the Great Beyond.

This fall, a few days before Halloween, I visited Boston and walked the Freedom Trail. Along the trail is the Granary Burial Ground, the ancient cemetery where many of this country’s earliest patriots are buried.

Perhaps she was not a patriot, but it is believed that this cemetery is believed the final resting place of Mary Goose.

Though she rests in the great beyond, Mother Goose’s poems have been read to children through the centuries, to the present and beyond.


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I have been a reporter and public relations professional for over 30 years, specializing in profile features and investigative longform writing. During my career I've profiled WWII Honor Flight Veterans, artists and musicians and have written on topics that range from environmental and gun control issues to Jewish culture. Click around on my writing samples plus read my blog on my personal life raising three kids over 27 years and three cities.

9 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond”

  1. Jennifer Avventura says :

    Great spin on this weeks theme. 🙂


  2. Richard Tulloch says :

    Nice original choice of subject. There’s a cemetery in Amsterdam named ‘Tot dusver’ – ‘So far…’. Or perhaps more accurately, ‘So far,so good!’


  3. Life&Ink says :

    My husband was so glad to see your post because his first thought when I told him this week’s challenge was Beyond, was a cemetery. You post is the first one I have seen that had the same interpretation. That made him happy! 🙂


    • transplantednorth says :

      Thank you great minds think alike : ). If you don’t need to go to a cemetery for a sad occasion, they are actually historically fascinating places to visit. I did try to take an original spin on the challenge. Thanks for commenting.


  4. The Sandwich Lady says :

    I’ve been to that old cemetery since we live near Boston and never saw that grave. Thanks for telling us about it.


  5. Tammy says :

    Who knew? Thanks for the history and the cool photo.


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