Monthly Archives: April 2014

Cemetery of the Week #134: Appian Way

Appian Way Rome, Italy Founded: After 312 BCE Size: Only 10 miles remain, not all of it lined with tombs Number of interments: none anymore Best time to visit: on Sundays, when the road is closed to traffic Hours of … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Letters

This headstone caught my eye on Saturday as I toured the Alamo Cemetery. Last week was a rough one, as I dealt with the collapse of my cat Morpheus’s health.  At 17 months old, he’d developed crystals in his bladder … Continue reading

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The First Volume about Mare Island Cemetery

Mare Island Cemetery by Peggy O’Drain, Joyce Giles, and Tony W. Liang My rating: 4 of 5 stars This spiral-bound sheaf of papers was assembled by docents at the Mare Island Historic Park Foundation, who oversee the old Naval shipyard … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #133: Mare Island Cemetery

Mare Island Cemetery also known as The Mare Island Naval Cemetery Blake Avenue Mare Island, Vallejo, California 94590 Telephone: (707) 557-1538 First recorded burial: 1856 Years of Usage: Circa 1856-1921, although some burials continued after the cemetery was officially closed. … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top

I went to a funeral last week in one of the most beautiful places in San Francisco.  I’ve written about the columbarium before — I’ve visited it many times — but this was the first time I’ve been there for … Continue reading

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