Ghosts Live In These Woods
Druid is rich in the vine-covered romance of past park glories. Some Baltimoreans have claimed and feared real ghosts in there and declined to enter. A blacksmith shop on Blacksmith Road once shod hooves of horses treading bridle paths. A stairway that led to a Three Sisters Ponds is a tangled nowhere. Wild greenery embraces forgotten pavilions. A bench missing ribs was long ignored near grass being regularly trimmed. A Grove of Remembrance, dedicated after World War I with 48 oaks for sons lost, has in turn lost many state plaques. I found Vermont, Maryland and Minnesota still planted in the soil.