Category Archives: Cemetery essay

My thoughts in a longer form about graveyards and the challenges they face.

The Symbols of Oakland Cemetery

by Richard Waterhouse We all have quiet, calm places that we go to during times of transition. Atlanta’s Oakland Cemetery has always been that place for me. My first encounter with the cemetery was in 1988, when I was at … Continue reading

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Creeping In and Out of Cemeteries

by Anne Born I’ve finally convinced my children that it can be both informative and restorative to visit cemeteries. Is this a major accomplishment and testimony to my superlative parenting skills? Yes, most definitely. My daughter and I paid a … Continue reading

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Death’s Garden: New Orleans Blues

by Christine Sutton A few years ago, my husband and I decided to go on a much-needed vacation. Some time away from the stress of everyday life was just what we needed. We had a little more than two weeks … Continue reading

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In the Shadow of Eldfell

by Greg Roensch We had a few hours to kill until it was time to catch the ferry. It didn’t make sense to wait at the hotel, so my wife and I checked out and took a last drive around … Continue reading

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How the Forgotten Angels Saved My Life

by Emerian Rich I’ll be the first one to admit that in my twenties, I was lost. I had just graduated from college. During the first recession in my adult life, I lost all three design jobs I held. With … Continue reading

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