Tag Archives: Bay Area cemeteries

Cemetery Travel in San Francisco

The time has come to gather all the San Francisco cemetery pieces spread across Cemetery Travel into one place. These posts served as research for the Laurel Hill Cemetery speech I gave at the Swedish American Hall last night. If you’re … Continue reading

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Memento Mori evening

Tuesday, April 17, I’ll be participating in the citywide Reimagine End of Life festival across San Francisco from April 16-22. The evening I’m part of is called Memento Mori. Memento Mori is an ancient Roman phrase meaning “Remember Your Mortality.” … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #165: Olivet Memorial Park

Olivet Memorial Park Also called Mount Olivet Cemetery 1601 Hillside Boulevard Colma, California 94014 Telephone: (650) 755-0322 Established: 1896 Size: 65 acres Number of Interments: 100,000 At the foot of San Bruno Mountain in the cemetery town of Colma lies Olivet … Continue reading

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A Walk Through the Past

A Walk through the Past: San Jose’s Oak Hill Memorial Park by Patricia Loomis My rating: 5 of 5 stars California’s oldest secular cemetery is the pioneer burial ground of Northern California’s largest city. The huge cemetery is a lively … 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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