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Festive Season - Cultural Events in South Africa

One of the things I am loving about South African culture is the hospitality of events! Weddings, funerals, tombstones unveilings and church confirmations are so common here and every weekend I find myself attending at least one of these parties. 647 more words

Kirkby Stephen: Wharton Altar Tomb

In the aisle to the north of the chancel in Kirkby Stephen Parish Church is the monument to Thomas, 1st Lord of Wharton. Born in 1501, Lord Wharton was created Baron in 1544 by King Henry VIII following his success during warfare with the Scots on the battlefield at Solway Moss. 76 more words


Carlisle Cathedral: Samuel Waldegrave

Located in the presbytery aisle in Carlisle Cathedral is the monument to Samuel Waldegrave. Born in 1817, Samuel became Bishop of Carlisle in 1860 – a post which he held until his death in 1869. 27 more words


Tombstone in the Bedroom

Cousin Kat  was was proud of being “conservative.”  To the rest of us, it looked a lot like stingy.  When it looked like her mama might be considering dying, it just so happened, Dan Walter’s Funeral Home and Monument Company was going out of business.   156 more words


on death and dying

Remember me when I am gone away,
Gone far away into the silent land;
When you can no more hold me by the hand,
Nor I half turn to go, yet turning stay. 477 more words