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Cemetery of the Week #104: Lakeside Cemetery

Lakeside Cemetery a.k.a. the Magicians’ Cemetery, Colon Cemetery Section 10, Farrand Road/County Road 145 Colon, Michigan Telephone: 269-432-3371 (the cemetery sexton) Founded: mid-1800s Number of interments: More than 2300, according to Findagrave Deep in the heart of southwest Michigan’s Amish … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree

Earlier this month, I and a friend went off on a writing retreat for a weekend.  It was glorious.  We stayed in a “hermitage” in the woods, facing a meadow full of butterflies.  I got an immense amount of work … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #74: Woodlawn Cemetery

Woodlawn Cemetery 19975 Woodward Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48203 Telephone: (313) 368-0010 Founded: 1895 Size: 140 acres Number of interments: 71,000 Open: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Sundays, 10 a.m. to … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit

We met in 8th grade, when she sat behind me in History class.  We didn’t really become friends until 9th grade, when she noticed I was reading the Star Wars novelization while waiting for my mom to pick me up … Continue reading

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An illustrated exploration of Lower Michigan’s many graveyards

Boneyards: Detroit Under Ground by Richard Bak My rating: 5 of 5 stars This beautiful collection combines historic photographs with modern black-and-white photos of cemeteries in Detroit and the surrounding cities, ranging as far abroad as Royal Oak and Ypsilanti. … Continue reading

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