Interesting, will have to check it out!!!
Yesterday morning found me happily knitting and reading on the train to Aberdeenshire, to visit my friend Roobeedoo. We had a great visit, and amongst other things she took me to the Quaker cemetery in Kinmuck. It was established in 1680, and I think it reflects the order and simplicity of Quaker beliefs:
The dates on the gravestones don’t have the names of the months, but their numbers – “4 month 15th” meaning “April 15th”:
As always when looking at 19th-century gravestones, we saw many of people who had died young.
In earlier days there was a problem with the medical students of the University of Aberdeen coming to raid the graveyard for dissectable bodies, so the Quakers used a kist to keep their dead in until they were safely buried.
My hostess was strangely shy about having her photo taken – don’t you love her cardigan? It’s the…
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