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Life Well Lived

“Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful, that’s what matters to me.” ~ Steve Jobs



Cemeteries are interesting places to visit. The headstones often give insight into the personality and character of the deceased. Some of them are humorous. For instance, the headstone on Margaret Daniel’s grave at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia has the following inscription: “She always said her feet were killing her but nobody believed her.” 451 more words

Sedbergh: Brigflatts Burial Ground

Situated close to the Quaker Friends Meeting House at Brigflatts is the Quaker Burial Ground. Early Friends needed somewhere to bury their dead because the Anglican churchyards were closed to them. 160 more words


Dacre: Edward Hasell

In the chancel of St Andrews Church is a sculpted wall plaque dedicated to the memory of Edward Hasell of Dalemain. The plaque depicts a mourning woman beside an urn decorated with a coat of arms. 104 more words


Lanercost Priory: Charles Howard & Rhoda Ankaret

In the south chapel at Lanercost Priory is the tomb of Charles Howard, tenth Earl of Carlisle, and his wife Rhoda Ankaret. Born in 1867, Howard was a British soldier who served in the Second Boer War as a Captain. 103 more words


Stoney memory

Under the hard concrete floor,
a diary of joy and dolor was laid.
It had torn pages, and some chapters erased,
with the heavy storm of sluttish time. 147 more words


Cemetery culture - the graveyard in Oravsky Podzamok

The graveyard is tucked away in a quiet corner on the road out of town. Overlooked by the castle, which looms overhead, it’s a peaceful place on the border of a residential area. 68 more words