Monthly Archives: October 2012

Cemetery of the Week #82: Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park

aka Westwood Memorial Park Cemetery 1218 Glendon Avenue Los Angeles, California 90024 Telephone: (310) 474-1579 Founded: 1905 Size: 2.5 acres Number of interments: 1000? Open: 8 a.m. to dusk. Office closes at 5 p.m. The first burials in the graveyard … Continue reading

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The Autumn People

My birthday is kind of a holy day for me. I try to take it off, spend it in a graveyard if at all possible. I’ve celebrated my birthday in Pere Lachaise, in the Bone Chapel of Kutna Hora, and … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreign

After our visit to Il Cimitero degli Inglesi, I read the little booklet available from the cemetery office.  It said that many of the people buried in the “English” Cemetery were in fact Italians, who had been persecuted for their … Continue reading

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A Grave Interest: Joy Neighbors

Joy Neighbors began blogging in 2011 about cemeteries, history, and genealogy at A Grave Interest.  Currently, she’s exploring truly spooky cemeteries like the Indiana Insane Asylum’s, but she’s written about medical pioneers, Hollywood stars, and “Cemeteries Worth the Visit.” One … Continue reading

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A New England Road Trip Companion

New England Cemeteries: A Collector’s Guide by Andrew Kull My rating: 4 of 5 stars The book jacket describes this as the “first and only” guide to the cemeteries of New England. I’m curious to know if that’s true. I … Continue reading

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