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Cemetery of the Week #55: Cypress Lawn Memorial Park

Cypress Lawn Memorial Park 1370 El Camino Real Colma, California 94014-3239 Telephone: 650-550-8810 Email: info@cypresslawn.com Founded: 1892 Size: 200 acres Number of interments: Approximately 200,000 Open: Every day, 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. or until dusk, whichever is later CORRECTION: … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Journey

Thomas O. Larkin served as the only United States consul to Mexican province of Alta California during the 1840s.  He was captured during California’s transition to the United States. After annexation, he became a “merchant prince” in California, speculating in … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Peaceful

Twenty years ago this month, I went to Europe for the first time.  I ended up in Highgate Cemetery by accident, after finding John Gay’s Victorian Valhalla in the bookshop in Victoria Station.  The sky was threatening and gray.  The … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Comfort

My daughter asked me yesterday, “Why do you like cemeteries so much?” “Because I find them comforting” is what I should have said.  When I go to a graveyard, the world falls away.  Worries fade.  I understand that all things … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Sunset

I don’t have a photo from the night I watched sunset in the graveyard, but I can tell you a ghost story about it… Sunset was a line of blood carved into the sky as we entered the graveyard. There … Continue reading

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