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Pere Lachaise Cemetery

How I Celebrated The Passage Of Time At The Funeral Of An Old Friend

Laurie Lesser | Posted 05.01.2014 | Fifty
Laurie Lesser

'Damn!' I said, as I put down the phone, feeling terribly sorry for myself. I couldn't believe I was going to miss the funeral of a good friend, a woman who went by the name of Sputnik. (She was born in India on October 4, 1957, the day the Russians launched the first satellite in space.)

Letter From Paris: Air France Flight 447

Beth Arnold | Posted 07.16.2011 | World
Beth Arnold

Père-Lachaise is the largest cemetery in Paris at 118.6 acres and is said to be the world's most visited home to the dead. It was with some surprise that while taking a stroll there, we came across a memorial to the victims of Air France Flight 447.

Letter From Paris: Let the Saints Come Marching In

Beth Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Beth Arnold

We headed over to the beautiful cemetery to say hey to Oscar Wilde, Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, and others. If the 20th Arrondissement is good enough for them, then it certainly should work for us.