Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Excellent article. 'The way we grieve now'

I just read an excellent article on grieving via Yahoo's Shine section. The examples it uses are celebrities, but there stories are no less touching than those of the average Jane's. Definitely worth a read.

It's been more than 11 years since my grandfather died, and I still feel the heart-stinging grief occasionally. I miss him greatly and wish he'd had the chance to meet my husband and especially our daughter. He would have been over the moon about her. It amazes me that the two people in my life who mean so much to me--my husband and daughter--never knew my Grandpa. He played such an important role in my life growing up; it just doesn't make sense on that inside level of me.

Wishing you love and joy,

'The way we grieve now' http://www.shine.yahoo.com/channel/life/the-way-we-grieve-now-2389801/

Green-Wood Cemetery - Artists of Permanent Residence - Sept. 17-19

Subject: Artists in Permanent Residence @ Green-Wood 9/17-9/19/10
We have just added a spectacular new gallery exhibit, Artists of Permanent Residence, featuring select works of over 300 artists who call Green-Wood their final resting place.

This is a FREE sneak peek into the art collection of The Green-Wood Historic Fund and is up for a very limited engagement:

Friday, Sept. 17 through Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010––9 AM-7PM
at The Historic Chapel @ Green-Wood (500 25th St @ 5th Ave. in Brooklyn, NY) For more information and directions, visit http://www.facebook.com/l/28534hd8L9e3hqHT9e0GNIC6D3A;greenwoodcemetery.org

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Upcoming cemetery-related events

You won't want to miss these upcoming events! And, if you go, e-mail your experience to me for posting on my blog!

• The 2010 Gravediggers' Ball - Oct. 15, Philadelphia, Pa. http://thelaurelhillcemetery.org/

• Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Sleepy Hollow, New York - fall walking tours and photography workshops. http://sleepyhollowcemetery.org/news-events/

• Historic Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia
     - Sunday in the Park, Oct. 3, noon to 6 p.m.
     - Halloween Tour, Oct. 22, 23, 24
     - Run Like Hell 5K (Heck for the kids) benefit run for the cemetery, Oct. 30, 9 a.m. - http://www.oaklandcemetery.com/run.html

• 11th annual Dia de Los Muertos - Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, Calif. - Oct. 30, 2 p.m. to midnight http://www.ladayofthedead.com/

• 2010 Day of the Dead calendar - http://diadelosmuertos.us/article/2010-day-of-the-dead-calendar

More events will be posted as I find them, receive them, etc.!

Wishing you joy,