This post has more personal meaning than it does photographic value. It is a quick shot I took of the display for my Aunt Betty at her recent memorial service in California. The cemetery is called Pacific View and though the Pacific ocean isn’t visible in this photo, it is visible from Betty and Cliff’s niche.
Pacific view has conventional graves, as John Waynes’ proves. But this cemetery has several buildings with walls of niches. We don’t have anything like this in South Dakota and I’m not sure why. We have more space? Is is cultural? I’ve not read it but I just put The American Way of Death, Revisited on my reading list. Maybe I would get some answers there. . . .