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Cemetery Postcards

Ten years ago, I started to collect antique postcards of graveyards.  I was entertained that such a thing existed:  why would anyone buy, send, or save a picture of a cemetery? Things people chose to commemorate fascinated me.  There seemed … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Refreshing

I find the quote which adorns the exterior of Grant’s tomb refreshing. “Let us have peace” are the words which closed the President’s memoirs. For a man who served his country in war, his final wish strikes me as beautiful … Continue reading

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Another book about Presidential Gravesites

The Bear Went Over the Mountain-Finding America. Finding Myself. by Carll Tucker My rating: 2 of 5 stars I really wanted to like this book. The author goes on a quest to visit the graves of all the American Presidents … Continue reading

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Who’s Buried in Grant’s Tomb?

Who’s Buried in Grant’s Tomb? A Tour of Presidential Gravesites by Brian Lamb My rating: 5 of 5 stars Every library in America, whether personal or public, should have a copy of this book. It’s a straightforward listing, in presidential … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #11: General Grant National Monument

General Grant National Memorial West 122nd Street and Riverside Drive New York, NY 10027 Visitor Services: (212) 666-1640 Completed: 1897 Number of interments: 2 Open: Daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas. Admission: free Despite his … Continue reading

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