It's an inspiring walk for solitude and deep thoughts


Spruce Cemetery (An Inspiring Walk)

by Jeff Olsen

Take a walk through any cemetery in Roseau County.

Glance at every gravestone, look at every date of birth and date of death, do a little math, and learn how old they were when they died.

Some died too young.

Whole families are buried there.

Old friends, too.

And some old enemies.

It will be a memorable walk.

Cemeteries are museums.

The dead aren't leaving.

They are there to be remembered.

We the living can stroll among the dead.

Some day, we will be there.

For 13 years, Oliver Ullman was the former gravedigger for Helgeson Funeral Chapel in Roseau.

He was asked about all the...

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