April 11, 2013

J is for Jewish Rest Cemetery

Welcome to Day 10 of the Blogging A-Z April Challenge, 2013!

Jewish Rest Cemetery
located in Hot Springs, Arkansas

This is a very small, well-kept cemetery right along a main road in a residential area.
We only got to explore about half, since there were some questionable characters and their dogs in their yard making a lot of noise at the other end. So we avoided them.

Random Ramblings - lives up to its name.  Totally random.
The Life of Lisa - health & weight loss related


  1. Did you know that when you visit a grave site at a Jewish Cemetery you place a stone on top of the gravestone to show you were there? I looked at your photos and did not see any stones :(

    1. Now that you mention it, I don't recall seeing stones on the fancier headstones that I took pictures of, but I did see some on the plainer ones. I've seen that at other cemeteries, too.

      There is a tradition of leaving coins at the grave of a fallen military member. A penny means you visited. A nickle means you went to bootcamp with the deceased. A dime means you served with the deceased somehow and a quarter means you were with him when he died. The cemetery eventually collects the coins and use the funds for grounds upkeep.


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