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Death’s Garden: Coimetrophobia

by David Bingham Here is a word that you may not be familiar with: coimetrophobia, the fear of cemeteries. My Portuguese wife does not share my love of burial grounds. Intimations of mortality cause her acute anxiety. Gravestones, mausoleums, hearses, … Continue reading

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Death’s Garden: Martinique—an Island of Mystery

by K. R. Morrison Martinique was one of the stops on our 1996 cruise of the Caribbean, one that my husband and I were eager to explore. After all, this might be the only time we’d be here, and we wanted to … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #112: Golders Green Crematorium

Golders Green Crematorium aka Golders Green Memorial Gardens Hoop Lane, off the Finchley Road London, England NW11 7NL Telephone: +44 20 8455 2374 Founded: 1902 Size: 12 acres Number of cremations performed: 323,500+ Open: Winter hours: 9 a.m. to 4 … Continue reading

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Committed to Flame: A Brief History of Cremation in the United States

Cremation is an ancient way of honoring the dead. Aborigines in Australia cremated their loved ones 20,000 years ago. Bronze Age Scandinavians, Iron Age Palestinians, as well as the Babylonians and Greeks practiced cremation. The Romans burned their dead on … Continue reading

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Burning Desire: Cremation Tour by the Neptune Society

The Neptune Society was founded in 1973 to provide low cost, no-frills cremations in Northern California. They’ve expanded their mission to include the sale of coffins, embalming if requested, open or closed casket funerals in small private chapels, and scattering … Continue reading

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