The Story....

Welcome to Maple Grove Cemetery
Shelby Township, Michigan

Maple Grove Cemetery was established in 2008, because I was slow in recognizing the enormous potential of my oversized yard.  We've lived in this little place since December 2002 with my husband (aka the Spouse). our 25 yo daughter (aka the Spawn) and the GrandSpawns, (aka Little Man born 1/2/20 and BabyGirl born 10/18/21).   Oh, can't forget the 3 cats, too. 
Hi, I'm Chuck!
Chuck is like Flat Stanley - I take him places and take pics.
He's very well travelled and is expected to attend family functions.

I really enjoy Halloween.  Ours is currently the only house on our street and one of very few in the neighborhood to go through any great lengths to decorate at this esteemed time.  The only issue is we don't have sidewalks or streetlights (I guess that's not really a bad thing, tho!)

I am not fond of excessive gore and horror.  My Halloween display is somewhat goofy!  But ya know what?  It makes me happy.  
In the off-season.....a quiet unassuming abode.....
aka "the Love Shaque"
because that's our last name!
Halloween 2020

How I came up with "Maple Grove"... besides the obvious - two huge maple trees can be seen in each of the above pics.  When I was a kid we spent most summers & weekends up north (anyone from Michigan understands what that is)!  Or in our case, at "The Farm" which is what we call the 120 acres my parents used to own in the center of the state.  Anyway, it's about 8 miles from the nearest town, on a dirt road, in the middle of farmland & on the edge of the Isabella Indian Reservation.  Anyway, there was a one-room schoolhouse on the corner called Maple Grove.  And all the old timers then proceeded to call our place that, too.

So it just seems an appropriate name.

In the non-Halloween season (is there such a thing??)  I enjoy exploring cemeteries and documenting some of what I find here.  I occasionally do some research into the cemeteries I visit before I go, but I prefer to just see what I see!  I'm a member of Find A Grave and my goal is to visit all of the 33 real Maple Grove Cemeteries in Michigan. 

You can find me on....
Instagram @MapleGroveCem 
Twitter @MapleGroveCem 
HalloweenForum and HauntForum as lisa48317
Chuck's Instagram @chuck.d.bones