|An Oakgrove Cemetery Angel|
So I just had to show the Captain the grave, but now it was dusk. Is that the ideal time to visit the dead, or what?
I had read that during the yellow fever era in St. Marys, the undertakers supposedly tied strings connected to bells on the hands of the deceased—in case they were in a coma and not dead. That may have been the origin of “saved by the bell” or maybe it’s an old wives tale.
But there we were at dusk, walking through this cemetery, when we heard a very loud bell. Yegads! Chill down our spines.
But it was the local Good Humor truck (and we had skipped dessert) so we enjoyed some ice cream treats in the cemetery as we finished out “graveyard shift” tour.