May Roses Grow Upon Your Cross

Rosamond Press

Two weeks ago, my daughter Heather and I discussed what will become of my remains when I die. As my Trustee she has power of attorney. She told me her mother was a member of the Neptune Society and will be cremated by them, her ashes spread upon the surface of the sea. As fate would have it Patrice Hanson will be cremated in the Oddfellows Columbarium. The Stuttmeisters were Oddfellows whose remains were evicted from the Laurel Hill cemetery where this amazing building was built. I believe the Stuttmeisters were put to eternal rest in the smaller Oddfellows cemetery near McCalister Street where Doctor Stuttmeister had a home. William Olin Stuttmeister paid $10,000 dollars to have the Stuttmeisters and the Jankes moved to Cypress Lawn in Colma where in a tomb they rest as the eternal sunlight filter through a Tiffany stainglass window. It is alleged the large stainglass…

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I am an artist, a writer, and a theologian.
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