Monthly Archives: August 2013

Cemetery of the Week #105: White Chapel Memorial Park

White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery 621 W. Long Lake Road Troy, Michigan 48098 Telephone: (248) 362-7670 Founded: 1928 Size: 200 acres Number of interments: more than 50,000 Open: Mondays through Saturdays in April through September from 8 a.m. to 6 … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus

I’ve already written about Drummond Hill Cemetery, but the photo challenge for the week is Focus, so I knew the sort of photo I wanted to post. I visited Drummond Hill late in a busy day.  We’d gotten up early … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #104: Lakeside Cemetery

Lakeside Cemetery a.k.a. the Magicians’ Cemetery, Colon Cemetery Section 10, Farrand Road/County Road 145 Colon, Michigan Telephone: 269-432-3371 (the cemetery sexton) Founded: mid-1800s Number of interments: More than 2300, according to Findagrave Deep in the heart of southwest Michigan’s Amish … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree

Earlier this month, I and a friend went off on a writing retreat for a weekend.  It was glorious.  We stayed in a “hermitage” in the woods, facing a meadow full of butterflies.  I got an immense amount of work … Continue reading

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Casket Nomenclature: Component Parts of the Casket

I just stumbled across this tonight.  While it’s not exactly cemetery travel, I found it fascinating and thought you might, too.   Casket Nomenclature: Component Parts of the Casket.

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