Walking with the Wichita Pioneers (Paperback)
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Different people refer to death differently. African Americans call it home-going. Native Americans and Pagans call it returning to Mother Earth. Jews refer to burial as 'ashes to ashes'. Muslims must be buried within the next day, and other religions require a waiting period of three days. While Catholics have a large mass and might even fast, Methodists often have large get-togethers with food. Some services are somber affairs, and some play Dixieland music. Some people have huge markers, others don't want one at all. But one thing is always the same: We all die, and we all deserve a kind and respectful burial, in a cemetery plot of our own choosing. This is the story of one such cemetery - the oldest cemetery in Wichita: Highland Cemetery.