Tag Archives: epitaphs

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 Heart of the Association for Gravestone Studies

The Association for Gravestone Studies (AGS) was founded in 1977 to further the study and preservation of gravestones.  With approximately 1,000 members worldwide, the Association brings together a wide variety of people to protect and preserve graveyards all around the world. … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Launch

It’s hard to believe that it’s been more than 25 years since the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. I was watching TV that morning before I went to my job as the Undergraduate English Secretary at the … Continue reading

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Other people’s epitaphs

Every day WordPress sends out topics in hopes it will prompt everyone to blog.  Last month, the well of suggestions was running dry, so they asked for suggestions.  I of course asked a morbid question. Here’s the original post.  Many … Continue reading

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What do you want your tombstone to say?

One of my suggestions made WordPress’s Post A Day prompt today! I’ve run through several potential epitaphs. When I published Death’s Garden: Relationships with Cemeteries in 1994, I wanted my epitaph to say, “She tried always to do right — … Continue reading

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