A nonprofit group raised more than $235,000 and enlisted 5,000 volunteers to make sure no headstone was overlooked this Memorial Day.
Christine Stoddard's installation, "Word Graveyard," premiered at The New York City Poetry Festival in July 2015. Guests were asked to write their epitaphs on index cards and put them on the ground to form a miniature graveyard.
The cemetery is a beautiful place, but as Mom has said many times, seeing my dad's name there makes it all so real, so final. We gave him some pinecones and some tiny violets from the woods, felt sadness and disbelief, and then walked back to the car.
Anti-Muslim sentiment is so rife that non-Muslims do not even want Muslims to bury their dead family members near them.
A “turf battle” between funeral directors and StoneMor Partners, a public company that has a 60-year deal with the Archdiocese
Despite not being the merriest spots on earth, cemeteries have gradually been losing their negative connotation and nowadays there's a good number of them well-known for their charm and praised for the majestic beauty of their tombstones and mausoleums.
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For more than two thousand years, some people, inspired perhaps by Diogenes the Cynic (ca. 412-323 B.C.E.), have made fun of burial practices and monuments.
I like to take a walk in the morning. It's very relaxing. No music, no audiobooks, no distractions -- just me and a dozen or so government drones circling above. Lately, my walks have taken me through a nearby cemetery.
With all the recent talk of the Confederate flag, it seems appropriate to highlight one of the many overlooked places that are sources of real Southern pride and heritage -- particularly that which is black and Southern.