Final Moments Together In The Hours of the Inevitable

The work outdoors I do, weather permitting, is to tend to a small cemetery on the outskirts of the city where I live.  I am frequently there once a week, mostly year round, and in decent or good weather in the outdoors tending to the ground.

Somewhat casual as this employment is, I take it upon myself to develop my own interests apart from my work at the cemetery and also to reflect what it is I carry out in the hours I spend working at the cemetery, Maple Lawn Cemetery.  Of course, in the 2010’s, I think it is quite acceptable to maintain a blog which shares the odd insight into what is happening with us, the bloggers, and I picked WordPress for its policies of inclusivity which lend themselves to my ideas about faith, of which I hang a tapestry.

We have a website for the cemetery, tiny much like the cemetery itself, and you if have an interest in what I’m saying you can start by visiting here:


This Is the history page for the church and cemetery where I help out, which I didn’t write myself but to which I applied edits.

Everyday WordPress offers a Daily Prompt and if I feel like blogging any given day, I reflect on the Daily Prompt should it be something I feel is relevant to what is happening in my life.  They often are relevant, and I suspect they reflect what’s happening in the international news and also reflect common concerns for WordPress bloggers, as well as reflecting themes which appeal to members of the blogosphere.  Today’s Daily Prompt is the word, “final,” which took me somewhere mentally because I participate in final arrangements, both playing a part and helping keep lovely.  The final curtain on life is so often accompanied by grief, that I retreat a little and work behind the scenes, but many rituals that accompany the fall of that very final curtain help bring enormous relief to people who loved the departed a lifetime.

That’s all I want to say, but if you want to see the website for our church and cemetery, the link is above.  If you relate to this, perhaps you should click, “like,” so I know you were there, or “follow” and/or “comment.”  You don’t have to take any of these steps, but if you’re kind, you may want to subtly acknowledge this, because it is in the spirit of generosity.

Patrick Coholan

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