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Happy Birthday, There’s a Corpse in Your Cake!

Last week I came across a photograph of an item that was, at one time, available for purchase on Etsy. A small, metal viewing coffin with the unnerving inscription, “Don’t talk so much.” From the viewing window a strange, pale … Continue reading

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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, one fascinating origin story of this day for honoring the dead and the tradition of dining with them has been forgotten by … 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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Death By Easter Egg

For a number of years one of my favorite blogs has been Misc. Tidings of Yore, a time machine of sorts which delves into newspaper archives to bring its readers a glimpse of the often bizarre, unusual and morbid stories … Continue reading

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Hot Cross Buns at St. Bartholomew the Great Church

Last week I was fortunate enough to attend the second annual Death Salon in London at the truly incredible Barts Pathology Museum. As part of the closing day event, we attended a walking tour led by Guided Walks in London … Continue reading

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