Tag Archives: cemetery

Walking in the cemetery

We have always lived near cemeteries. First near Graceland and now Cavalry, not too far from Rosehill. In fact, part of my graduate thesis was about the necropolis at Rosehill being such a perfect reflection of the living metropolis of … Continue reading

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Ready. Aim. Fire.

In commemoration of my sister’s birthday, which is today, I am reposting a story I wrote a couple years ago of one of my favorite stories of her and her irreverent self.  When we were young, every Memorial Day our … Continue reading

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At a Southern California cemetery

So does this mean that someone has just “checked out?”

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My stepfather died nearly a year ago and today was his unveiling. This is an old tradition that signifies the end of mourning. The headstone is literally “revealed” after its gauze has been dramatically ripped away. Because of the time … Continue reading

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Left, right, center at Arlington

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In Toledo this last Sunday was my aunt’s unveiling, a Jewish tradition honoring the deceased one year after their death. A piece of cloth covers the headstone and after a short grave site service, the gauze is torn from the … Continue reading

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Hard-boiled eggs

Yesterday was the funeral of my aunt, my mother’s older sister. She was 90 years old. The quality of her life for the past 5 has not been good. She had lost her words (aphasia) and had some dementia. Her … Continue reading

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