Monthly Archives: May 2014

The Funeral Books of Thailand

If you’ve been to a wedding in the past few years, chances are you’ve been handed a wedding program upon your arrival, featuring photographs of the happy couple, tidbits about how they met, details about their families or the story … Continue reading

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Decoration Day and Dinner on the Ground

Amidst the department store sales and barbecues that are now a hallmark of Memorial Day in the US, a fascinating origin story of this day for honoring the dead and the tradition of dining with them is has been forgotten … Continue reading

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Lemuria

And the ancients closed the temples on these days, As you see them shut still at the season of the dead. its a time not suitable for widows or virgins to wed; She who marries won’t live long. Ovid, Fasti … Continue reading

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Rosemary, That’s For Remembrance

For many there are no brunches, no flowers, no cakes, no surprise gift planning with other family members in secret on Mother’s Day. Instead, there are those who silently endure the day in pain and mourning for many reasons – … Continue reading

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