Tag Archives: California cemeteries

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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Death’s Garden: Muzak for the Dead

by Dana Fredsti Cemeteries have never been scary places to me, despite my penchant for movies where corpses claw out of their coffins and munch on human flesh. The first time I saw George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead, … Continue reading

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Death’s Garden: Pushing Up Mare’s Tails

by Amy Shea “They must have to water this place like five times a day,” I muttered as the ground squished beneath my feet. With each step, it felt like I sank further down into the lush, green two-inch-tall grass … Continue reading

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Death’s Garden: In the Dark

by Loren Rhoads The sky burned with gold as we rounded the block again.  The Thomas Guide wasn’t helping at all.  None of the buildings seemed to be numbered.  I was ready to give up.  I considered suggesting we ditch the graveyard … Continue reading

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Death’s Garden: A Tale of 25,000 Tales

by M. Parfitt It’s seven o’clock on a Saturday morning and I’m getting dressed. First, the stockings and shoes. Yep, shoes first. Then the voluminous hoop skirt, 150 inches in circumference, followed by the pillowy little bustle, then the dress … Continue reading

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