Category Archives: Good cemetery news

News about graveyards coming back from the brink, new uses for graveyards, or features on the people who care for them.

Wish You Were Here

Almost every tourist destination has a graveyard. You go to Yosemite National Park: there’s a graveyard. You go to Maui: graveyards everywhere you look. The Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor and the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park: both graveyards. The number … Continue reading

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Twitter’s Favorite Cemeteries

Starting in September last year, I asked my twitter followers about their favorite cemeteries. I gathered the best of the responses together into a Storify story. Unfortunately, WordPress doesn’t seem to want me to embed it here, but if you … Continue reading

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Paved The Cemetery And Put In A Parking Lot

Originally posted on Regular New:
The Betsy Ross Bridge in Philadelphia seems like any other. It doesn’t have the grace of the Golden Gate or the history of the Brooklyn Bridge, nor does it draw any acolytes wanting to make…

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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 33,000 times in 2013. If it were a … Continue reading

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Christmas With The Dead

Originally posted on Nourishing Death:
In Finland the heart of Christmas traditions involve remembering the dead. For hundreds of years Finns held fast to the belief that the dead returned to be with their families at sundown on Christmas Eve.…

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