I received this email and the attached pictures recently, for which I am very grateful. All caps, shouty, I like it. Thank you Krista Jurisich!
“THIS IS MY FAVORITE CEMETERY TO VISIT
HOLT CEMETERY IN NEW ORLEANS LA. / OFF THE GENTILLY RIDGE NEAR BAYOU ST. JOHN
THE PRACTICE HERE IS THAT YOU MAY BURY YOUR LOVED ONES AT NO CHARGE, ANYWHERE YOU CAN FIND A SPOT, AND FOR AS LONG AS YOU MAINTAIN YOUR PLOT. THIS IS A VERY OLD AFRICIAN AMERICAN CEMETERY AND IT IS ALWAYS A WORK IN PROGRESS / WHICH IS WHY I LOVE IT SO! MANY JAZZ GREAT HAVE BEEN BURIED HERE AND THE SPOTS HAVE BEEN LONG LOST. IT HAS A WELCOMING AND LOVING VIBE.”
Deborah Harvey has some interesting photographs on her Myspace profile. With her kind permission I am able to add some of the photos below. Please make sure you visit her albums, and not just the graves either – she has some great images of Great Britain.