One of the biggest surprises was the cemetery in Asheville, North Carolina that we stopped at, just by chance. As I was walking around this huge cemetery, I came across the graves of Thomas Wolfe and O Henry. I found it interesting that both headstones were relatively small and neither was adorned except for some small stones and other items that visitors left. Does anyone know why people leave stones on graves?
Here is Thomas Wolfes
Just a short distance away is O Henry! It’s a good thing they had a sign pointing it out because I would not have recognized it by his real name. Again, quite an unimpressive stone.
What a coincidence to find the graves of two famous people without even trying!
I found that cemeteries down south have some similarities to those up here in Michigan. For instance, they like plastic flowers.
And they like to over decorate.
The differences? Well, they tend to mound the graves.
They hyphenate when needed
They fence them in to protect them from ????
They use stones that have fallen to create sculptures and build bridges
It was a fun time. I can't wait to get on the road again!