Random Thursday Week 5- Roosevelt Island

A couple of weeks ago, I posted about Governor’s Island, a small island just south of Manhattan that Michael and I explored on our honeymoon.  This week’s post is about Roosevelt Island, a skinny strip of an island between Manhattan and Queens in the East River.  This was another off-the-beaten-path place that I discovered while … More Random Thursday Week 5- Roosevelt Island

Random Thursday Week 4- Elmwood Cemetery

Today’s Random Thursday post is about Elmwood Cemetery in Memphis, Tennessee.  I grew up just south of Memphis in DeSoto County, Mississippi.  I have always had a fascination with old cemeteries, and Elmwood probably helped start that. Elmwood is the oldest active cemetery in Memphis.  In 1852, 50 Memphians pooled together $500 each to purchase … More Random Thursday Week 4- Elmwood Cemetery