Prompt Day #121: Describe a graveyard the way a travel guide might
Elysian Memorial Fields
Come for a Visit, Stay for Eternity!
Come see Elysian Memorial Fields and we promise, you’ll never want to leave. Picnic under the shade of a weeping willow; we have complimentary grills set up strategically throughout the fields so you never need to make a choice between what you should be doing on Memorial Day and what you really want to be doing. History Buff? Bring your charcoal and paper for some headstone rubbings. We have stones from all the way back to the seventeenth century. The landscaping at EMF is reminiscent of the Victorian gardens of English royalty. You won’t smell any death or decay here, just the enchanting scent of lavender and honeysuckle. Autumn is a great time to visit Elysian Memorial Fields. Besides the gorgeous fall colors, you and your living family members can participate in the jack o’lantern grave marker contest, where the scariest pumpkin wins a year’s supply of grub killer and fertilizer for your dearly departed’s grave site. On October 31, we host the Danse Macabre Marathon where at midnight, you can dance with a lost loved one. Keep your eyes peeled, the Grim Reaper sometimes makes an impromptu appearance. Enjoy a Dia de Los Muertos Brunch the following morning before returning to your life and they to their graves. Looking for something to do in the winter? Slalom through the park dodging headstones and monuments or make a snow sculpture honoring the dead (ask at the visitor’s center info desk for carving supplies). We at EMF believe that just because your loved one is gone doesn’t mean you can’t still have fun together. We hope when you get here, you’ll find that six feet under feels like it’s no more than a heartbeat away!