Literary Pilgrimage to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Grave Site

“My husband, Colle, and I planning a literary pilgrimage to Rockville, Maryland, (a two-hour drive from our home) to visit the grave site of F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda, who lie together at St. Mary’s Church Historic Cemetery in Rockville, Maryland.

Written on the foot of their gravestone is the last line from The Great Gatsby: “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”

We plan to leave pens and penny’s on the grave site which are traditional offerings for those visiting. F. Scott died of a massive heart attack in 1940 in Los Angeles. Zelda died eight years later in a fire in 1948 while she was a resident in a psychiatric hospital in Asheville, North Carolina.” – Phyllis E. Davis, author, The Ruin of Charles Lynch.

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