“Every weekday, thousands of commuters to the nation’s capital drive past the grave of a celebrated American author, and it’s a good bet they don’t realize it.”

Begins the final installment of NPR’s Dead Stop, a series chronicling a “summer road trip visiting strange, funny, historic and notable gravesites and cemeteries across America.”  The last episode detailed the funeral and final resting places of F. Scott Fitzgerald.

The whole series is great.   I particularly enjoyed the explanation of how Dorothy Parker’s ashes came to be buried at NAACP headquarters in Baltimore.  The series covers over fifty cemeteries from Alaska to Alabama.  

Bonus video:  Clip from Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle

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~ by siouxsielaw on September 10, 2012.

One Response to ““Every weekday, thousands of commuters to the nation’s capital drive past the grave of a celebrated American author, and it’s a good bet they don’t realize it.””

  1. Lovely poem!

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