Sharing Saturday

Who Is That Masked Author?
Author’s Inspiration Assistant
Poor Farm Cemetery in the Rain
Dog Chapel, St. Johnsbury, Vermont
View from Dog Chapel
Dog Chapel Interior
Looking for Just the Right Place to Commemorate the Late, Lamented Demon Dog Max
The Demon Dog Max
Amateur Family Portrait (Kids, Don’t Try This at Home)



125 thoughts on “Sharing Saturday

  1. Good luck with your tabling Liz! Love ghe idea of a dog chapel. Animals mean so much to the people who love them and live with them. I assume the inside “wallpaper” commemorates that bond. Sorry for your furry friend’s passing.

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    1. Thank you, Andrea! I’ve been wanting to go to the Dog Chapel for the last several years. Sonia’s visit gave me the perfect reason to go. Yes, the layers of “wallpaper” are memorials to visitors’ dogs.

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    1. Max was my daughter’s dog. He died two years ago. My dog is still hanging in there. It looks as though the vet has him on the right insulin dose to regulate his blood sugar, so we’re hopeful that he has a few good years left.

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    1. I got a kick out of “no dogmas allowed” as well. Where I live, we have old New England cemeteries aplenty: town, church, and family. (The family cemeteries are largely abandoned.)


  2. Liz, I felt as if I’d been on a sweet journey with your photographs! And a poignant one at that. The old “people” cemetery had me going, and then appeared the dog chapel! How wonderful if that would become a “thing” elsewhere! Thank you for the lovely trip! And the final “Amateur Family Photo”!

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  3. No dogmas aloud!!! I laughed out loud when I read that sign. I want to travel with you – you find the best places to visit. I just downloaded Grief Songs via Kindle. Starting with Christina Rossetti’s thought and the names of your father, mother and brother was profound and prepared me your poignant poems, which reminded me that grieving is a part of the human experience. Thank you!!

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    1. I got a big kick out of the sign as well. New England has all kinds of hidden treasures to visit. I follow the blog “The Adventures of Shadow and Wilma” for trip ideas:

      Your comment about grieving being a part of the human experience brought to mind one of my most favorite poems when I was young and didn’t understand what grief was all about: “Spring & Fall: to a young child” by Gerard Manley Hopkins.

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      1. Found the poem! Thank you for the introduction to Gerard Manley Hopkins. I will be exploring his poetry in the coming week. I wonder if we could experience the depth of joy if we didn’t recognize the power of grief. Hugs!

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  4. Congratulations on the book launch.
    The Dog Chapel is fascinating. Condolences to Sonia on the loss of her Mad Max. I’m sure he’ll be suitably commemorated in the chapel.
    What’s the story behind the poor farm cemetery?
    And I love your final family photo.

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    1. Thank you, Mary. The poor farm cemetary is right down the road from the site of the last poor farm in Vermont, which wasn’t closed down until 1968. My current work in progress takes place during the last eight months before the poor farm residents were sent elsewhere.

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  5. On a day when Facebook is down (I’m so glad to be relieved of the obligation to check my notifications), these photos were much, much better. Thanks for curated and fascinating images, Liz.

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