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Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge

My daughter wants to grow up to be a pirate.  When I planned our annual August vacation to visit my parents in Michigan, my mom suggested we make a road trip into Canada to see The Pirates of Penzance at … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #60: Yosemite Pioneer Cemetery

Yosemite Pioneer Cemetery aka Yosemite Cemetery Yosemite Village, Yosemite National Park, California 95389 Telephone: (209) 372-0200 Founded: 1870ish Size: ¼ acre Number of interments: Approximately 50 Open: every day Even armed with the Guide to the Yosemite Cemetery, it’s not … Continue reading

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The Exquisite Mourners of John the Fearless

San Francisco’s Legion of Honor is the current home of 37 exquisite tomb sculptures on loan from the Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon. I had the joy of visiting them recently. The image above shows my favorite of the mourning … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Fall

I grew up on a farm between my grandmother’s house and the graveyard, which is named Bendle after its first caretaker.  The names on the gravestones were familiar: Nichols, Carpenter, and Calkins were the names of roads in the area.  … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Flowers

The history of leaving flowers for the dead stretches back beyond memory.  These are some of my favorites:  delicately painted ceramic flowers brightening the plain wooden cross on a grave in Paris.  The French call them “immortelles.” The cemetery is … Continue reading

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