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2018 Bay Area Cemetery Tours

Sunday, September 23 at 1-3 pm Spirits of St. Helena Cemetery Walk St. Helena Public Cemetery 2461 Spring St, St Helena, CA 94574 This is the St. Helena Historical Society’s 16th Annual Cemetery Tour, featuring stories of German decedents, including … Continue reading

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Death’s Garden: Dancing on May’s Grave

by M. Parfitt “You have the same hair as May Woolsey.” That comment from the volunteer coordinator at the Discovery Museum was my introduction to the twelve‑year‑old girl who would virtually take over my life during the Fall of 1996. I … Continue reading

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Death’s Garden: A Tale of 25,000 Tales

by M. Parfitt It’s seven o’clock on a Saturday morning and I’m getting dressed. First, the stockings and shoes. Yep, shoes first. Then the voluminous hoop skirt, 150 inches in circumference, followed by the pillowy little bustle, then the dress … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition

This week’s photo challenge is to show two things side by side that comment on each other.  I like the juxtaposition of the broken rosebud on the gravestone beside the lovely pink rosebush behind it. Broken buds like this one … Continue reading

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2012 Northern California Autumn Cemetery Tours & Events

Many cemeteries host tours or fundraisers in the autumn to increase awareness and raise funds for the upkeep of these fragile community treasures. I hope this list inspires you to check around your own area to see what’s being offered. … Continue reading

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