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Hints at the Mission Graveyards

California Missions and Presidios: The History and Beauty of the Spanish Missions by Randy Leffingwell My rating: 3 of 5 stars I’ve been curious how many of the old Spanish missions still have their original graveyards. This book provided some … Continue reading

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Vacation in Edinburgh

My dear friend Jeff is on a continuing mission to travel to all the ends of the earth.  He returned from Scotland and sent me these photos from the Greyfriars Kirkyard in Edinburgh.  With his permission, I share them with you. *** You … Continue reading

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Sister Act: The Story of Clarissa Terwilliger

by Laura Suchan I am most definitely a cemetery tourist. No matter where I travel — neighbourhood, city, or country — I want to visit a cemetery. However, of all the cemeteries I’ve visited around the world, one of my … Continue reading

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Marking Fred Gwynne’s Unmarked Grave with Flowers

by Sharon Pajka Fred Gwynne was an American actor who passed just shy of his 67th birthday in 1993. If I played a clip, I’m pretty sure that you would recognize his distinctive bass-baritone voice. Most of us know him … Continue reading

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Death’s Garden: A Voice in the Cemetery

by Frank E. Bittinger On our way home from spending a long weekend at Virginia Beach, my best friend Michele brought up the idea to stop at the cemetery to visit her mother and father’s grave. Many members of her family … Continue reading

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