"Reports of my abandonment have been greatly exaggerated.”
- Sand Hill Cemetery, Underhill 2014
The last report from Sand Hill Cemetery was in 1976, indicating first burial in 1810, 168 graves and the cemetery was abandoned. Access is a little bit hairy. You have to walk shoulderless River Road near Underhill Center, and up a washout to get to the cemetery but the joy of seeing Sand Hill as you walk out of the dense brush is what our common interest is all about. It's mowed, a fence has been erected, and the stones are absolutely classic. You are first greeted by the Reverend David Goodhue, his wife Mary and their son Oliver. Reverend Goodhue was 10 years old when the United States Constitution was enacted and came to rest in 1837. Slate headstones dominate; many have the beautiful weeping willow motif; medallions and this year's flags have been placed all under the western slope of Mount Mansfield.
Ode to Elmwood Cemetery
“I learned to drive in a cemetery,” Cam Will, Vermont’s finest young singer-songwriter, said as we sat over Miller Lites on a Friday afternoon at the Other Place, a deliberate dive bar almost in downtown Burlington. Cam Will is the nom de guerre of Burlington-based folk musician Cameron Boyd, who recently released the gorgeous new album, Winter Left Its Light On. Boyd combines a melodic sensibility not dissimilar to the Kinks’ Ray Davies or Cam Will’s avowed musical hero, Elliott Smith, with a commitment to the kind of dynamic, contemporary acoustic musicianship pioneered by the Fairport Convention... Read on...