Monday, December 3, 2018

Fitzgerald Gravesite (12/3/2018)

Monday, December 3, 2018
Our drive from Providence, RI to Gaithersburg, MD along I-95 S, Merritt Parkway, the Tappan Zee Bridge, Garden State Parkway, and back on I-95 S was relatively painless. After checking into our hotel, we had time for a Roadside America attraction.
Old St Mary's Church (1817, in Georgian style),
the oldest church in Rockville still in use as the Chapel
of Our Lady (the newer 1967 church is next door)
The Fitzgerald family plot in the Old St Mary's Church Cemetery
Tombstones of F Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, and their daughter Frances
Tombstone of daughter
Frances Scott "Scottie" Fitzgerald
Tombstone of F Scott Fitzgerald and
Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald
Shells and pebbles from the Côte d'Azur in France,
where the Fitzgeralds lived for many years in the 1920s,
when living on the French Riviera was cheap!
Other tokens left on the grave site; the pin is
inscribed US WWI Centennial Commission, perhaps
as a nod to Fitzgerald meeting Zelda while a second
lieutenant stationed in Montgomery, AL,
awaiting deployment in 1918 (but then the war ended)
Rather obscure gravesite for such a famous author...
We met Erich when he was done with work and had dinner. His schedule was mixed up this week, and he had to work tomorrow on his usual day off. However, it is a definite plus that he has been moved to become general manager of Founding Farmers in Potomac, MD, much closer to home.
Next: Collington CCRC.

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