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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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Today my brother would have been 49

The wind ruffles the leaves, making a gentle rustle that seems to echo my breath. It’s a sound so gentle it is no sound, or else it’s the sound of the sea, of the blood, of life in its inexhaustible … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning

This lovely monument is one of the primary reasons I fell in love with cemeteries.  It stands in the little farming community graveyard near the farm where I grew up.  When I was a child, my parents drove by Bendle … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #105: White Chapel Memorial Park

White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery 621 W. Long Lake Road Troy, Michigan 48098 Telephone: (248) 362-7670 Founded: 1928 Size: 200 acres Number of interments: more than 50,000 Open: Mondays through Saturdays in April through September from 8 a.m. to 6 … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #104: Lakeside Cemetery

Lakeside Cemetery a.k.a. the Magicians’ Cemetery, Colon Cemetery Section 10, Farrand Road/County Road 145 Colon, Michigan Telephone: 269-432-3371 (the cemetery sexton) Founded: mid-1800s Number of interments: More than 2300, according to Findagrave Deep in the heart of southwest Michigan’s Amish … Continue reading

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