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bringing picnics to cemeteries is totally normal where i live! so i'm with martin:-) plus, if i were dead in a cemetery i would dig on eavesdropping on picnic-y conversations.


The Old City Cemetary here even has moonlight lantern tours.

My Mom used to take my Aunt Mabel out there when it was sunny and warm with a picnic to visit her Husband. I remember sitting out there with her perched on a lawn chair, proper little hat with a veil and a lace hanky, eating finger sandwiches and sipping tea while she told us stories about her youth. She was in her 80's at that time, in the 1970s.


Others beat me to it, but I was also going to say that picnics in cemeteries used to be quite common. I love cemeteries - we have a very interesting one here we can check out together sometime - Lance's great grandfather even designed the gate house. I'll have to check out Crown Hill sometime soon. I've seen where Dillinger was shot many times, it's only appropriate to see his grave.


A few years ago, when I tried to pass Halloween (at least the witching hour) in our local historical cemetery, the neighbours called the police, who informed me that technically, the place was a public park, and subject to all the rules thereof. Including the one about not being there after 11 PM. Ever the smart-ass, I asked if I could bring a picnic, and was told that picnics would be OK, but I wasn't allowed to barbecue and had to be out by 11.

Recently, I looked it up on the Parks and Recreation website, and it's not listed there, so I think they were putting me on. Of course, it was about 15 years ago, so the designation might have changed since then.

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