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The following article ran May 22 on the Twisted South site. It is re-posted here with permission. The day he committed suicide, he launched himself into the pages of American lore.
The most visible commemoration comes every Memorial Day when the president places a wreath at the Confederate Monument in Arlington National Cemetery, the vast memorial built on an estate confiscated from Robert E. Lower down in public awareness is the fact that 10 military bases—including prominent installations like Fort Lee and Fort Bragg—are named after Confederate leaders, a fact that Jamie Malanowski highlighted and criticized in a Memorial Day New York Times op-ed that stirred a heated debate. Going back to at leastthe government has provided more headstones for Confederate graves than for Union soldiers' graves.
The memorial was erected by the United Daughters of the Confederacy in The monument has been vandalized repeatedly. In"the flag insignia, bayonets, and a plaque with Robert E.
Just about every Witch loves to poke around in old cemeteries and graveyards. And yet, actually doing magick in graveyards is a guarded subject, even among people who practice their craft without shame. Is it discomfort with death?
So what happens to all that money? Is it all supposed to go to your ungrateful family or your insufferable kids? Why waste it all on those jerks when you can invest some or most of it into buying your own tombstone!
All are eclipsed by the necropolis's biggest draw, however: the gravestone of Jim Morrison. Christian Charlet, who is responsible for the cemetery and its 70, tombs, would happily do without the Doors frontman, who passed out in his bath and into legend in Paris in July Fans still queue to take a picture, mutter a few words or lay something - a flower, a note, a candle, a cigarette butt - on his tomb. Before the guard's appointment, they would converge to smoke pot and it is whispered have sex.