Monday, March 23, 2009

Cuba Cranium Cemetery Capers

My son Aaron, a gravedigger, and a skull taken from an ossuary in Cuba.

It was a family vacation. The gravedigger opened up the ossuary and gave my son a skull to hold. Later, he took flowers off a grave and presented one bloom each to my wife and daughter. Travelling in Cuba, we had stopped at a rundown cemetery outside the town of Cárdenas near the all-inclusive resort-crowded peninsula of Varadero. At the gate, two gravediggers stepped out to offer us a tour.

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