Category Archives: Cemetery essay

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

Death’s Garden: In the Dark

by Loren Rhoads The sky burned with gold as we rounded the block again.  The Thomas Guide wasn’t helping at all.  None of the buildings seemed to be numbered.  I was ready to give up.  I considered suggesting we ditch the graveyard … Continue reading

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Death’s Garden: Communing with the Dead

by George V. Neville-Neil In 1998, I quit my job as a manager in a software firm and decided to bounce around Europe, a place I’d lived and worked in, but never really visited. I made my entrance to Europe … Continue reading

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Death’s Garden: The Allure of the Abandoned Cemetery

by Ed Snyder Last weekend [editor’s note: actually August 28, 2010], my friend Frank and I explored Mount Moriah Cemetery (established 1855) in Southeast Philadelphia. Although I’d been there innumerable times, it’s been years since I’d explored the central monument … Continue reading

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Death’s Garden: Rozz Forever

by Lilah Wild It began when I decided: fuck it, I’m going somewhere special for my 30th birthday. Café La Bohème was a fine-dining establishment that had gotten a rep around the Los Angeles travel boards as “the goth restaurant.” I’d … Continue reading

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Death’s Garden: A Message In the Grass

by Patricia Merewether I practically ran the six blocks from my elementary school to our street. I was ten years old. Two events made it nearly impossible for me to focus on the chalkboard or Sister Grace Esther’s lessons that … Continue reading

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