Wordless Wednesday: A picture of past, present and future

On my way home from jury duty in Newark, New Jersey yesterday, I noticed a cemetery crunched between a row of new houses on one side and an impending construction project on the other.  It struck me, past, present and future all shoved together on one urban city block.  So, today after fulfilling my jury duty, I stopped and took these pictures with my cellphone (so please excuse the poor quality):

A Jewish cemetery on South Orange Avenue in Newark, NJ with new housing on one side of it...

and a construction project on the other.

Stone plaque at the South Orange Avenue entrance of a Jewish cemetery in Newark, NJ



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7 responses to “Wordless Wednesday: A picture of past, present and future

  1. Dionne,

    I know this one – know the neighborhood. Nice tribute.

  2. sita

    I find cemeteries fascinating. Where my in-laws are buried it is over 150 years old. I love walking and reading the head stones. Some of them even have photos. My friend just came from Milan, you should see the sculptures on them. Freaky. I can’t wait to go see them myself.
    We have it here too. Very sad, stones all turned sideways and the property neglected.
    Glad you shared this.

  3. Very interesting! Thanks for sharing this little piece of Americana!

    May you keep sharing your ancestor stories!

    Bill 😉

    Author of “Back to the Homeplace”

  4. THis looks so sad to me, somehow.

  5. Were there any stones on the graves to show visitors?

    • Hi Joan. Thanks for visiting my blog. It’s been a while since I was there, but I don’t remember seeing any stones. I have to admit, I passed through kind of quickly, so I could have missed them. There was a work crew there so I know the cemetery is still kept up. Hopefully, people still visit.

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