Ebola, Black Death and Plague Pits

Greetings — with the report today of the first Ebola patient in New York City, Marks and I thought it might be interesting to look at the world’s worst pandemic. Here’s our new sidebar: Ebola, Black Death and Plague Pits.

Funeral Practices in Sulawesi Indonesia

Greetings – today’s posting includes one of the most fascinating funeral practices we’ve ever experienced: Tana Toraja, Sulawesi Indonesia. We think you’ll find the story and photographs compelling.

We have an update on Lonesome George, the famous Galapagos tortoise and also a new cartoon for Cemetery Humor.



San Antonio National Cemetery, San Antonio Texas

Greetings — This posting contains interments at the historic San Antonio National Cemetery in San Antonio Texas including Friday Bowlegs, an Indian Scout, a Union General who fought in 11 major battles of the War Between the States (1861-5) and a Texas Ranger.