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Holy Cross Cemetery-Detroit, MI

This historic Catholic cemetery hasn’t been on my radar until recently. I was browsing in the local section of a bookstore and came across a pictorial book on this property. 258 more words


Some Humorous Epitaphs

Many forget that we should learn to be wise enough to laugh at the world and ourselves.  Without laughter–the universal tonic for all melancholic maladies–it becomes ever easier to take ourselves too seriously, and to retreat into comfortable recesses of our own minds that promise nothing but stagnation and sterility.   791 more words


A murder in Brompton Cemetery! Wildlife in Cemeteries no 5

On a recent visit to Brompton Cemetery to research animals on memorials my companion and I decided to explore a side path to find examples.  On a corner where it met another side path we suddenly saw a very large gathering of crows perched on various tombstones, graves and memorials.  604 more words

Cemetery Wildlife

A glimpse of history at Mount Hope Cemetery.

I happened upon a few notable names during a walk through Mount Hope Cemetery. I had over an hour before the Memorial Day ceremony would begin, so I just wandered down winding roads through fields of headstones. 616 more words

Photos of Memorial Day at Mount Hope Cemetery.

The second Memorial Day event that I attended yesterday took place at Mount Hope Cemetery. I had never before visited this history-filled municipal cemetery.

Mount Hope is where many of San Diego’s early residents are buried. 542 more words

Cemeteries and Fragments: A Yizkor Kavvanah

In recent weeks I visited two locations with broken Jewish tombstones.  A few days after the news of the vandalism to Mount Carmel cemetery in Northeast Philadelphia, I was there as a rabbi aiding the multi-faith cleanup efforts.  545 more words