Ceme­tery sights

Los Angeles Times - - TRAVEL -

An im­pres­sive num­ber of letters have been printed in the Travel sec­tion about ceme­ter­ies. You’ve thought­fully re­vealed some­thing poignant that res­onates within us all, with one bizarre ex­cep­tion: pet ceme­ter­ies. There’s one in nearly ev­ery large city now, in­clud­ing in Gar­dena. Pet Haven con­tains a minit­o­mb­stone of some­one’s pet gold­fish amid count­less other in­ter­est­ing an­i­mal fi­nal-rest­ing sites. Dur­ing Christ­mas a sur­pris­ing num­ber of graves are elab­o­rately dec­o­rated. Truly a must-see in its quirky unique­ness. KYLE KIM­BRELL

Playa del Rey

While in South Florida in Jan­uary, we vis­ited the Key West Ceme­tery and found one of its most fa­mous epi­taphs en­graved on a tombstone. It was scripted on B.P. “Pearl” Roberts’ (1929-79): “I told you I was sick.”

Goes to show that there is hu­mor even in death.

ROD­NEY KAMIT­SUKA TERI ROBB Clare­mont

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