Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Guadalupe Cemetery displays beauty, peace

The beatific stone guardians stand in the tidy, historic Guadalupe Cemetery at the corner of Highway 1 (Guadalupe Street) and Highway 166 (Main Street).

They’re a landmark, even a tourist attraction.

Nearby, Amtrak trains zip by regularly. Yet the cemetery, which celebrates its 136th birthday this year, is a peaceful oasis in the busy industrial-agricultural community.

Here, loved ones aren't forgotten. On a recent day, the extraordinarily well-tended graveyard was filled with bouquets in reds, pinks, whites, even yellow daffodils and purple iris, plus an occasional American flag, giving the cemetery a park-like look.

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