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East Lawn Cemetery: An afterlife thought...

Published: Thursday, Mar. 14, 2013 - 11:45 pm
Last Modified: Friday, Mar. 15, 2013 - 11:20 am

I was re-reading my blog post about the clock at East Lawn Cemetery (American Cemetery of Excellence, American Cemetery of the Year), and I noticed that I had missed something.

In my post, I jocularly asserted, card that I am, that there was no need for a clock at a cemetery.

For obvious reasons.

I posted my photograph of the East Lawn clock, which was taken at dusk last week. Let's call it about six thirty, give or take. 

The clock at East Lawn read 1:15.


You didn't hear any complaints at the cemetery. Not one. Dead silence.

Plus, if you're an American Cemetery of Excellence, shouldn't the clock be right?

I mean, more than twice a day?

In comedy, timing is everything.

In cemeteries, timing is really up to you.

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Editorial Cartoonist Jack Ohman

Jack Ohman Jack Ohman joined The Sacramento Bee in 2013. He previously worked at the Oregonian, the Detroit Free Press and the Columbus Dispatch. His work is syndicated to more than 200 newspapers by Tribune Media Services. Jack has won the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, the Scripps Foundation Award, the national SPJ Award, the National Headliner Award, the Overseas Press Club Award, and he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2012 and the Herblock Prize in 2013. He has written and illustrated 10 books, many of them about fly fishing. Jack has three grown children.

Contact Jack at johman@sacbee.com.

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