Saturday, October 30, 2010
A Grave Adventure
Since her exploration of Forest Lawn in Buffalo, Clare has been eager to visit Oakland Cemetery here in Atlanta. After a week that began with some nasty wet, hot and humid weather, Friday presented us with not only a day off from school, but some glorious fall weather. Seemed like the perfect opportunity to check it out. And while Danny does not share the same historic interest in cemeteries, his extreme enthusiasm for Halloween made him equally game. (As this post recalls, Danny has actually been here before. This time he at least had the grace to wear normal clothes.)
It was a unique way to get fresh air, and just a change of scenery in general. Clare had a lot of questions about graves and monuments, though not so much about death itself. Danny remarked that he wished he was buried beneath one of the monuments, which prompted us to inform him that he would then be, you know, dead. "But you would, too!" His grasp of death is definitely hazy, at best, and I don't really feel like correcting it right now.
We concluded with an alfresco lunch on the rooftop of Six Feet Under, a restaurant across the street. Hopefully it's not too macabre of us to spend such a pleasant day in or near a "graveyard," as Danny insisted on calling it. Then again, it's Halloween weekend...