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My Grandmother’s Shroud - The New York Times
When my grandmother, my mother’s mother, died in late June in Nigeria, I was in Italy, at a conference. I wasn’t with her when she slipped into a coma or, three days later, when she died. When my brother told me the news, I called my mother and other members of my family to commiserate with them. She was buried the day of her death, in keeping with Muslim custom, and I couldn’t attend her funeral. My mother, visiting friends in Houston, would also miss the funeral.
tejucole  nytimes  nytimesmag  photographs  memories  death  mourning 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
25 Photos of the Los Angeles River Before It Was Paved in 1938
This is the year and especially the summer of the Los Angeles River--on January 1, it officially became a river again (not just a flood control channel); this May it opened for recreation for the first time in 75 years; at the end of this month the Army Corps of Engineers will announce their plans for some kind of enormous makeover that could involve unpaving large sections; and it finally just feels like there's a critical mass of politicians, planners, architects, and plain old Angelenos who are working to make the river great.
history  losangeles  photographs  curbedla  losangelesriver  river 
april 2015 by brendanmcfadden

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