|WOODEN CEMETERY FENCE|
OFF THE BEATEN PATH OF PLEASANT HILL, SHAKERTOWN, KENTUCKY IS THIS SHAKER CEMETERY
Last summer, I visited Shakertown, an old Shaker community in Kentucky. It wasn't my first visit -- my first was in 1990 and since then I have been there about six times. Each time I visit I like to experience something different from previous times.
This time it was the Shaker cemetery. I took mental note to stop at the cemetery site on my way out of the Village.
And that is what I did. As I left I hiked a short lane to a semi-wooded area and there came upon an open space where the cemetery was located.
At the old cemetery a crafted Shaker picket fence glowed in the sunlight while the cemetery's grassy area held the few remaining graves. I stood there letting the quietude of the place seep into my pores. The serenity of the graveyard along with the beauty of the fence brought peaceful thoughts.
It was a good way to end my visit to Shakertown.