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Creeping In and Out of Cemeteries

by Anne Born I’ve finally convinced my children that it can be both informative and restorative to visit cemeteries. Is this a major accomplishment and testimony to my superlative parenting skills? Yes, most definitely. My daughter and I paid a … Continue reading

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Brian and Paul and Me in the Cemetery

by Martha J. Allard We started hanging out in the cemetery because my mother hated Brian. Well, hate is a strong word. He made her nervous. When we couldn’t go to my house, the tradition of wine coolers in the … Continue reading

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Death’s Garden: A Message In the Grass

by Patricia Merewether I practically ran the six blocks from my elementary school to our street. I was ten years old. Two events made it nearly impossible for me to focus on the chalkboard or Sister Grace Esther’s lessons that … Continue reading

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Today my brother would have been 49

The wind ruffles the leaves, making a gentle rustle that seems to echo my breath. It’s a sound so gentle it is no sound, or else it’s the sound of the sea, of the blood, of life in its inexhaustible … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning

This lovely monument is one of the primary reasons I fell in love with cemeteries.  It stands in the little farming community graveyard near the farm where I grew up.  When I was a child, my parents drove by Bendle … Continue reading

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