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My New Favorite Cemetery Book

Cemeteries of Illinois: A Field Guide to Markers, Monuments, and Motifs by Hal Hassen and Dawn Cobb My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is my new favorite cemetery book. It covers the history of burial in the state of … Continue reading

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AGS Conference 2018

I’m back from the Association for Gravestone Studies conference and slowly getting back to work. Last week was a wonder, full of beautiful things and interesting people doing fascinating work. I learned so much that I look forward to sharing … Continue reading

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Where’s Loren Going Now?

I’m off to the Association for Gravestone Studies’ annual conference, which is in Danbury, Connecticut this year.  Getting there is going to be grueling, but oh, so worth it. Tomorrow we’ll be taking a bus tour to Woodlawn Cemetery in … Continue reading

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Death’s Garden: Meditation amidst the Tombs

by Alma Sinan “Hey, Morticia! Late for the funeral?” As I approach the cemetery, a group of teenage boys walks toward me. “Goth-Freak!” I’ve heard comments like these hundreds of times. My refusal to adopt the fashions of the 21st century … Continue reading

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Planning a cemetery adventure this summer?

“Cemetery Travels Notebook is a great book for recording notes and thoughts while you explore cemeteries… This beautiful book consists of 80 lined pages interspersed with Loren’s full color photos from cemeteries around the world. The photos feature cemetery scenery, … Continue reading

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