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Creamation, uh.. I mean cream with your coffee?

I live next to a graveyard that is also a World Heritage Site for it’s architecture and placement in a forest. It’s a nice place to walk around. Greta Garbo even has a gravestone there.

Today I had an ad show up to let me know that I can tour the architecture with a guide when I visit the graveyard, or I can even have a snack in their nice cafe.

It’s a graveyard.

Not a church.

A graveyard.

And people go there to chat over cinammon buns and coffee surrounded by gravestones.

It just seems rude to eat and drink in front of people who can’t.

(Actual photo from the ad… these gals look pretty happy. They must have been to a funeral for someone they didn’t like.)

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Graveyard sledding

Our local paper has raised a question in our neighborhood; Should people be sledding in a graveyard?

The initial picture one gets in one’s head is of sleds crashing into gravestones or “this wouldbe great for  ‘The Addams Family Christmas Special.” However, the hill they are using doesn’t have any burial sites, it’s just landscaped in the middle.

The graveyard they are talking about is down the road from us and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Now, I don’t think people should be sledding there at all; it’s a place for peace and meditation especially for people visiting their loved ones, but I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t thought once or twice what a great sledding hill they have. Take a look at the picture and tell me you wouldn’t be a little tempted.

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Sure, it cuts down on transportation, but….

While walking though my neighborhood today, I noticed they built the Old Folk’s Home facing the graveyard.  Seems cruel.

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Spooky sunbathing

Took a walk today at lunch through a graveyard.  I’ve always thought it was creepy that they built a hospital across the street from a graveyard.  Half of the patient rooms are facing it.  What a depressing view.  Saves time with transportation after unsuccessful surgeries.

A friend at work told me about a graveyard somewhere in the city where people often sunbathe.  Two thoughts on this:

1.  At least people visit.

2. I wouldn’t want to spend too much time lying still in a graveyard.

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