Saturday, November 1, 2008

An overview of cemeteries.

I'm watching A Cemetery Special on PBS.  It looks at several cemeteries across the US and gives a brief history and a look at the different ways in which the dead are memorialized.  If you can catch it on TV I recommend it.  

It may just be my current pre-occupation with cemeteries, but it seems that there's been more stories in the news lately.  It's possibly the season - Halloween tends to bring out the cemetery stories.  

So, in honor of A Cemetery Special I encourage you all to take a non-spooky tour of a local cemetery!  Find the oldest grave, most unusual marker, quietest spot, whatever.  Be respectful, but remember that cemeteries are about remembering individuals and, collectively, our history. 
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