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The Oldest Church Building in Arkansas

I took one of my classes on a field trip today.  We went west of town to the Old Smyrna Church and Cemetery.  Smyrna Methodist Church on Highway 36 and Jaybird Lane is the oldest church building in Arkansas.  213 more words


A Year in the Death of One Man: Taking an airy, elemental view

When I visit a cemetery — any cemetery — I take a very elemental view.

There’s earth, of course, which is what all these people are buried in. 718 more words


Cemetery Workers Won’t Stop Calling And Asking For Man Whose Ashes Have Been Interred There For 4 Years

It’s one thing to be annoyed by telemarketers who just don’t know when to quit. But it’s a hassle that shouldn’t follow you (or your loved ones) into the afterlife. 566 more words

New ACGSI Website "Stuff"

New “stuff” added to our www.acgsi.org web site in 2015 is listed here. Some items are public while some are Members Only. Volunteer time, … 158 more words


Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

With beautiful colored houses, two incredible forts, ancient city gates and walls, a graveyard with amazing sculptures, and beautiful sea views (and breezes), old San Juan is a personal highlight for me in the Caribbean. 817 more words


Death in Rome : The Protestant Cemetery and The Catacombs of San Callisto

One visit I had promised myself on this trip to Rome was pay to a call at the Cimitero Acattolico or, as usually known in English,  945 more words


We all die

MORE OFTEN than some would prefer,* the bell in the steeple of this 16th-century church, not far from the Hacienda, begins a special ring. It is ringing at this moment as I write. 303 more words