A Visit to Bayview Cemetery

A Visit to Bayview Cemetery

Deathbed grave. It is rumored if you lie across the grave and say “Gaudette” three times you will die within a day.

I love to walk cemeteries. It doesn’t matter where I travel, I make it a point to find a local cemetery and walk through the graves. I read the names, touch the tombstones and spend some time contemplating the lives beneath my feet. Taking time for the dead fills me with a sense of renewed purpose and resolve.

Named, ‘Angel Eyes,’ locals swear tears fall down her stone cheeks

My visit to Bellingham, Washington’s Bayview Cemetery was no different. The grounds are kept in perfect condition. A creek splits the property in two. And rumors abound about two graves. I went to visit both rumor-riddled graves and found so much more. I encountered the most moving tribute and the most poignant children’s cemetery I have ever seen.

She grieves for the children buried all around her. What a moving tribute.

Bayview Cemetery filled me with the hope and fight I needed to complete my second book. If you are ever in northern Washington, I encourage you to  walk this cemetery. Then, share with me how it inspired your actions!

If you still want to know more about this amazing location, I found a fantastic blog about it when I was trying to research Edmund Gaudette for reader, Jan. Enjoy!



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4 thoughts on “A Visit to Bayview Cemetery

  1. Tombstones can be fascinating and so revealing about the lives people led. I wonder who Gaudette was – any way to find out? Very interesting post – more please!

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