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Bonaventure Cemetery

“To weep is to make less the depth of grief.”

– William Shakespeare

Grief.  It is all consuming.  Like a black hole opening up and swallowing every last inch of your being.   317 more words


Maplewood Cemetery in Need of Friends

CARBONDALE — Caretakers for a cemetery in Carbondale say they need help. The city’s founders are buried at Maplewood Cemetery, but as it gets older, it’s getting harder and harder to maintain. 458 more words


Smile for me

Tuesday 3rd May

Smile for me, my darling, sweet Angel
Shining like the brightest diamond.
Twinkling as vividly as you are able
When I look up to the dark night sky. 79 more words


a favourite stone

Passionate visitors of graves and graveyards often have favourite stones – stones with ornate decoration, touching epitaphs or extravagant lichen covering, stones that hold personal memories. 201 more words


The Modern Day Funeral: A Celebrant's View

Guest Blogger Phil Spicksley writes on some considerations in planning the modern day funeral.

Over many years when a person died the Funeral Director would attend and say to the family, “I’ll send the Vicar!” 966 more words



Graveyards are a strange place. They’re peaceful, but also sometimes creepy. Case in point, these photos I have here. These are photos from the Alter Friedhof… 1,249 more words