Scary Good Fun

With Halloween just around the corner, thoughts turn to ghosts and ghouls and dark and stormy nights. It just so happens that my backyard shares a fence with the local cemetery. Spooky? Not in the least. The word I would use is lucky.

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When you’re a kid growing up in the biggest city in Canada, space is at a premium. If you are fortunate enough to live near a park, I can almost guarantee that it houses a swing set and little else. So here is a secret that I learned long ago. When I was a kid, my mom used to take my brother and I walking in the city’s biggest, prettiest and best maintained outdoor spaces…cemeteries.

Run run run run run to me

Our backyard cemetery is huge. Today Zach and I ran a loop of just half of the property and we clocked 2.25km’s! The grounds are beautiful with 40ft tall oak trees, colourful maples and flowering bushes. It has rolling hills and perfectly paved roads where it is rare to see a car. I admit that cemeteries are for quiet walks and runs and shouldn’t be used for horsing around, but I urge you to take respectful advantage of these meticulously maintained spaces. As with all out of the way places, use common sense and take a buddy and cell phone with you if visiting in the early morning or evening. Enjoy your city and find beauty where you least expect it.

One response to this post.

  1. Well, I can imagine the fresh air blowing through your windows if you have a big open space in your backyard… Fresh air from the Crypt! šŸ™‚


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