Category Archives: Cemetery essay

My thoughts in a longer form about graveyards and the challenges they face.

The History of Funeral Traditions

This fascinating timeline was provided by Robin Hyde-Chambers, owner of a Funeral Director company called R-Hyde Chambers Funerals in the United Kingdom. As Robin says, “Funeral rites are as old as the human race itself. Every culture and civilization has … Continue reading

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The 4th of July if You Like Cemetery Hilltops

by Arthur Kay It is a well-known secret that, although the cemetery near my home closes at sunset, they don’t enforce that rule very strictly on the 4th of July. From the hillsides up there you can see for miles … Continue reading

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Most Beautiful Cemeteries

I should start by saying I am thrilled to talk to anyone and everyone about cemeteries.  So I was especially excited when a writer for Travel & Leisure contacted me for a story she was writing about the World’s Most … Continue reading

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Today my brother would have been 49

The wind ruffles the leaves, making a gentle rustle that seems to echo my breath. It’s a sound so gentle it is no sound, or else it’s the sound of the sea, of the blood, of life in its inexhaustible … Continue reading

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Take Your Children to the Cemetery

I’ve been blogging every month at Scoutie Girl magazine online, taking an unsurprisingly morbid spin on traveling with kids and aging parents. My travel essays have ranged from visiting the Pharmacy Museum in New Orleans to sleeping with the stingrays at the Academy … Continue reading

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