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August 15, 2015: Ogdensburg Cemetery

Ogdensburg Cemetery Next to OMP United Methodist Church on Center Road | Jane Boursaw Photo

Some people might think cemeteries are a little creepy and an odd place to hang out. For me, they’re comforting, especially the Ogdensburg Cemetery next to Old Mission Peninsula United Methodist Church on Center Road.

For one thing, I know just about everyone in this cemetery – including my Dad and Grandma – so it’s comforting to sort of hang out with them and mingle with their spirits, so to speak. And being a person of faith, I know they’re in a better place, which is also comforting.

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And this little cemetery with its massive old trees and lovely gravestones is beautiful in itself.

After dropping my daughter off to work at Chateau Chantal, I turned north and took a little drive through the cemetery, where I snapped this picture with the Canon EOS Rebel T6i.

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A lifelong resident of the Old Mission Peninsula, Jane grew up on a cherry farm (Johnson Farms), married the boy next door (Tim Boursaw), and raised two kids there (Will and Marissa). Her 35-year career as a photojournalist includes bylines with the New York Times and Ladies' Home Journal, and interviews with Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts. But she loves writing about the OMP most of all.


  1. DJN your Great-great grandpa Benjamin Smith & Great uncle Julius there as well? Next time you visit there may be a new look to Grandma Stella Johnson’s memorial stone. One of the items on Dad’s bucket list was to clarify her relationship to the man she’s buried next to. Bob Wilkinson helped with making it come to fruition.


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