Category Archives: Death’s Garden Revisited

Death’s Garden: Lenin’s Mausoleum

by Melodie Bolt In January 1988, I stood in Red Square with thirty American college students watching Lenin’s Honor Guard change. The replacement soldiers exited the Kremlin gate and moved parallel to the Kremlin wall. The duo marched in long … Continue reading

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Death’s Garden: Never Let Your Feet Get Cold

by Carrie Sessarego Tucked in the folds of the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas, near the entrance to Sequoia National Park, there’s a tiny town called Three Rivers, California. My family always went to Three Rivers in the spring or … Continue reading

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Death’s Garden: The Cult of Saints

by Tanya Monier It’s spring break of my senior year of high school and, for the second time, I am at the end of my pilgrimage. Mom let me drive down here after I swore I’d get back in time … Continue reading

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Death’s Garden: Pastrami in Paris

by Loren Rhoads Holding hands inside my coat pocket, Mason and I strolled through the Marais district and enjoyed the watery yellow sunshine. Paris in January was cold. We paused beside a worn brick wall to read the plaque bolted … Continue reading

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Death’s Garden: Mausoleum Walk

by Karen Kruse It was a gloomy afternoon with a gentle summer rain coming down. I had been doing research at a local library and stopped on the way home to pick up information regarding the history of Rosehill Cemetery … Continue reading

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