Monthly Archives: August 2012

What graveyards did you visit on vacation this summer?

Travel took me to Manhattan, Ontario, and Michigan this summer.  I visited the African Burial Ground, a Colonial-era churchyard, my first Canadian cemetery, and a cemetery with one of the largest collections of private mausoleums in the United States, which … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #72: Avondale Cemetery

Avondale Cemetery 4 Avondale Avenue, Stratford, Perth County, Ontario N5A 6M4 Canada Telephone: 519-271-0250 ext. 246 Founded: 1871 Size: 44 acres Number of interments: 30,000 Open: Summer hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Winter hours are 8 a.m. to … Continue reading

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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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Not the guide to Britain, Ireland, and Scotland I was hoping for

Who Lies Where: A Guide To Famous Graves by Michael Kerrigan My rating: 1 of 5 stars While the title doesn’t offer a clue, this is a book about the “famous” dead buried in the United Kingdom. The famous include … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #71: Salisbury Cathedral

Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Salisbury, called Salisbury Cathedral The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 2EJ, United Kingdom Telephone: +44 01722 555120 Founded: 1220 Number of interments: at least 22 (57 on Findagrave) Open: Monday through Saturday, the … Continue reading

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