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Where love lives on: Barratt’s Chapel Cemetery

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My husband is a craft beer aficionado, and we often take road trips to try new beers and tour new breweries. It’s a lot of fun, but sometimes the road trips can be pretty long. When he told me he wanted to visit Mispillion River Brewery in Milford near the Kent/Sussex county border, I made a deal with him: If we passed a cemetery on the way south, we were stopping at that cemetery on the way back north. Read the rest of this entry »

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Snowy Lunchtime in Greenville

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St. Joseph on the Brandywine Catholic Church, Greenville, Delaware (DDD Photo)
St. Joseph on the Brandywine Catholic Church, Greenville, Delaware (DDD Photo)

On Presidents’ Day, I had to work; the bright side was that I got to take the car to work (which I rarely do) and had free time at lunch to go beyond the four block radius around my office.

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Memorial Day at All Saints

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Memorial Day, if you recall, was a beautiful day this year. It started with cool breezes, and there was abundant sunshine all day. While so many people consider it the unofficial start of summer fun, maybe we should return to considering the day as a serious occasion to commemorate the war dead. Since wars are not fought on American soil in front of our eyes and on our front lawns, we tend to forget how many families have lost loved ones to the violence of war. The sight of visitors standing in silence gazing down at the resting places of their loved ones was a gentle and sad reminder as I drove through the winding path in All Saints Cemetery in Wilmington. Read the rest of this entry »