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The Greatest Curse: Epitaphs for Dead Children July 11, 2012

Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary, Modern
The Greatest Curse: Epitaphs for Dead Children

A very delicate subject this, but one that Beach couldn’t get out of his head having spoken last night to a woman who had lost her only daughter while in her 50s. If the nightmare of all nightmares should happen and a child die what might be written on the gravestone? A 1930s letter page […]

Gravestones: The Disparate Couple March 5, 2012

Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary
Gravestones: The Disparate Couple

Beachcombing has a thing about Italian cemeteries, which tend to be far more gaudy than their British equivalents, but are often also more moving. There the visitor will find paper or fabric flowers on every tomb, photographs of the resident dead, the graves cared for on an almost weekly basis by relatives, the ‘Christmas lights’ […]

Witty Gravestones February 26, 2012

Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary, Modern
Witty Gravestones

One of those difficult days. Two of Beachcombing three sources of income have wobbled in a single six hour span and Beach answered an obnoxious email from one of his ‘managers’ with an even more obnoxious email. Anyway, quite how he got from these troubles to gravestones he can’t remember. But he did spend a […]