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Tradition, Swept

Monday, July 30, 2012

As is tradition in parts of Alabama and elsewhere, cemeteries (and terribly rare now, some homes' yards, still) are kept 'swept' -- free of grass.  Since this custom appears less and less, it was great to find this one in Northport at Macedonia UMC; there are now ten cemeteries in Tuscaloosa county on the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register and getting this one on should probably be pretty easy.

Macedonia UMC Cemetery, Northport AL

There are many, many monuments made of local stone:
Macedonia UMC Cemetery, Northport AL

...and several 'tent' monuments:
Macedonia UMC Cemetery, Northport AL

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Going against what people usually consider appropriate at cemeteries, there could hardly be a more wonderful place to watch Sunset Boulevard (one of my favorite movies) than at Hollywood Forever, the cemetery in LA that is *always* doing wonderful things.  They're showing the film August 4 on the lawn -- and not only do they show films, but they do concerts and other activities.  The Hollywood Forever DDLM has to be pretty terrific, too.


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