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"As state mental institutions close, the final resting places for many patients are forgotten"

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This July 17, 2014 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article talks about what is happening to the cemeteries that were once part of now closed state hospitals where the remains of patients who lived and died at the hospital were laid to rest. 90 more words


The Hanel reality tour (props to "Seinfeld")

On Wednesday, I met with a book club who had taken a field trip to Waseca to visit cemeteries and graves that I mention in my memoir. 181 more words


The Bold Italic Writing

Here are links to my articles on The Bold Italic. They are both about weird San Francisco history.

The Gutters in Buena Vista Park are Made of Headstones… 6 more words

Red Tricycle

Think cemeteries stay in one place? Think again

I read a story in today’s paper about a cemetery near Fargo, N.D., that is in the middle of a plan to divert floodwaters from the city. 193 more words


Steamer explosions and other stories

I’ve been in Waseca cemeteries hundreds of times over the years, but yet, there’s always something new to see.

On Monday at St. Mary’s Cemetery, I looked closely at two gravestones that I hadn’t read before. 292 more words