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A Pioneer

Inscription at the base of the monument: THE ATLAS AS SHOWN HERE, IS TO THE EXACT SCALE OF THE ORIGINAL MISSILE THE PIONEER ATLAS (INTO ORBIT WITH 122-POUND PAY LOAD, DECEMBER 18, 1958)  Inscription on the back of the monument: … Continue reading

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“That’s All Folks”

What Lon Chaney, master of makeup, was to faces, Mel Blanc was to voices. That is, Blanc was the man of a thousand voices. Voices every child knows instantly—the wisecracking Bugs Bunny chewing on the end of a carrot with … Continue reading

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Would you believe…

Don Adams April 13th 1923 September 25th 2005 Beloved husband, father and grandfather. Proudly served his country during WWII. Comedian, poet, philosopher, movie buff, and never late for post time. A tough but sensitive man with a sentimental heart and … Continue reading

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F. W. Blanchard, Part 2

Occasionally, gravestones and monuments give clues about the deceased that are subtle—and those clues can take different forms. In the F. W. Blanchard monument, for instance, there is a clue to what was a big part of Blanchard’s life and … Continue reading

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Tip Toe through the Tulips

LIDIAN Wife of Ralph Waldo Emerson Daughter of Charles & Lucy (Cotton) Jackson. Born September 20th 1802, close by Plymouth Rock as she loved to remember. Died November 13th 1892 in Concord. In 1968, in a quivering falsetto, singer musician … Continue reading

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The Last Ramone

 Joey Ramone/Jeffrey Ross Hyman (May 19, 1951 – April 15, 2001) was the lead vocalist of the punk rock band.   Joey died of lymphatic cancer and was buried at Hillside Cemetery in Lyndhurst, New Jersey.  Dee Dee Ramone /Douglas Glenn Colvin … Continue reading

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Quoth the Raven

The Raven Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore— While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping … Continue reading

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