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Labor Door Pains

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Labor Door Pains. What a weird title. But there’s a reason. You see, it was originally going to be called “Labor Day Pains” as a poke at all you poor lot getting over your hangovers from the long Labor Day holiday here in America. But then we started recording, and, well, you’ll hear just exactly WHY we renamed this episode Labor Door Pains instead. All we can say is, “UGH teenagers…we love ’em to death but…amirite?!”

Anyhoo, the door clicks only last a short bit…just…muscle right on through them…like we did. Also know this. After we talked about the lady with the brown recluse spider in her ear (NOPE. NO LINKS. NONE. Google it yourself. We tried to do it for you but of course all the links have horrible photos and videos of spiders so you’re on your own pal) and the PB4WEGO license plate lady (from New Hampshire…ahahahaaahahhaaa Kris had it right!), we actually got down to the topic at hand: Labor Day.

Ok calm yourself. It’s difficult we know. Shuffle right on through the celebratory confetti and balloons and keep reading.

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In good Mugly Truth fashion, we talk about the details of an event after it occurs. So. As you know if you live in the United States, we are just coming off a very hot, long weekend culminating in a Monday off from work (for most of the working population but definitely not all). If you’re like us, you’ll not know much about why most people get to celebrate this every year, but you’ll have heard your grandma couldn’t wear white after Labor Day. We talk about the riotous beginnings of Labor Day gatherings (think protests and brawling vs. barbecues and parades) some interesting facts related to Labor Day, and a smattering of fun events around the country. If you just Netflixed and chilled for three days, we are here to prepare you for LDW2020 (Labor Day Weekend 2020). From munchie fulfillment at the Taste of Colorado, to sand castles in Sand iego (that’s not a typo), jazz in Chicago, and throwing beads in New Orleans, not to mention the Orange International Street Fair (with the amazing American Wake band) right here in our hometown – there is a LOT you can plan for if you decide beer and barbecued brats with your buddies is so 2019. For links to the articles we cited:

And because we know you’re dying for even more links, here you go:

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Grave Concerns

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Kris, Kym and Paul Wilborn from the Having Beers With Podcast at Fairhaven Memorial Park in Santa Ana, CA. Photo by Kristen Core, © 2018, all rights reserved.

Happy All Hallow’s Eve Eve!!! Today marks our last episode of October 2018, extolling eerie, spooky, Halloweeny greatness. We help you ring in a spectacular Halloween with this simply lovely episode discussing cemeteries from all over the world with our good friend Paul Wilborn from the “Having Beers With” podcast.  We chat about our personal visits to the local Fairhaven Memorial Park in Santa Ana, Paul’s brush with Scottish ghosts (maybe…it could have happened) at Greyfriar’s Kirkyard in Edinburgh which is supposed to be so very haunted, and how both Paul and Kris visited St. Cuthbert’s Graveyard (also in Edinburgh). Just not at the same time. They even took the same damned Ghost Bus Tour. Again, two years apart. It is very highly recommended by both by the way.

Anyway, Paul also has an affinity for New Orleans (because family) cemeteries (because wicked cool) and knows way more than anyone else we know about the history of why people are buried the way they are in NOLA. Kris even pinpoints her “taphophile” beginnings from visiting a cemetery in Weaverville, CA, when she was a kid.

We also find out an ancestor of Kym’s actually started a cemetery for war veterans somewhere back east. That’s our Kym, always at the ready with a zinger story! We discuss some places we’d like to visit and wonder why more people don’t plan vacations around visiting cemeteries. C’mon. Why not? Kris ends the episode with some incredibly amazing (Oh…YES…INCREDIBLY AMAZING WE SAY!!!!…erm) facts about cemeteries. Ahem.

This blog is going to be devoted more to photos rather than a write up, so go ahead, plug into the podcast and you can follow along here to see what we’re talking about! To listen, go to  iTunes/Apple Podcasts, SpotifyOvercast, Libsyn, Pocket CastsStitcher or anywhere you listen to podcasts. Then all you need to do is 1) subscribe 2) download and 3) listen! AND!!! 4) If you enjoy what you hear, please leave a rating and a review (pretty please?). The more subscribers and reviews we get, the more opportunities we get to grow this podcast and bring you richer content.

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Photos from Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, CA

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Kris and Kym visit the interment site of Pamela Susan Morrison at Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, CA. Photo by Kristen Core ©2018, All rights reserved.

Pamela Morrison resting place
The interment site of Pamela Susan Morrison at Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, CA. Photo by Kristen Core ©2018, All rights reserved.

Fairhaven Memorial Park
View of Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, CA. Photo by Kristen Core ©2018, All rights reserved.

Tom is that your cousin?
Um we believe this to be the headstone of one Chuck Riddle, cousin to some bad guy with a botched nose job…has something to do with magic and world domination.  (Ok, ok. OK. Kris is a Harry Potter FANATIC and couldn’t pass up the opportunity to take this photo). Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, CA. Photo by Kristen Core © 2018, All rights reserved.

Ball Family 2
Batter up! Sorry. We’re going to hell. A marker for the Ball family at Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, CA. Photo by Kristen Core ©2018, All rights reserved.

The Ball Marker
Another marker for the Ball family at Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, CA. Photo by Kristen Core ©2018, All rights reserved.

Grand Family Marker
An incredible marker showcasing the family wealth at Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, CA. Photo by Kristen Core ©2018, All rights reserved.

Sanchez Family Marker
A grand marker for the Sanchez Family at Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, CA. Photo by Kristen Core ©2018, All rights reserved.

Obelisk headstone
An typical obelisk marker at Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, CA. Note the names of two families. Photo by Kristen Core ©2018, All rights reserved.

W.C. Titchenal from Arkansas
An 1878 headstone of W.C. Titchenal from Arkansas at Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, CA. Photo by Kristen Core ©2018, All rights reserved.

Medlock Crypt
Exterior shot of the Medlock family crypt at Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, CA. Photo by Kristen Core ©2018, All rights reserved.

Medlock Crypt
Interior shot of the Medlock family crypt at Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, CA. Photo by Kristen Core ©2018, All rights reserved.

Long view of the Fairhaven Mausoleum
Grounds and mausoleum of Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, CA. Photo by Kristen Core ©2018, All rights reserved.

Interment case
An interment wall case in the original mausoleum at Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, CA. The center niche, third row down from the top, contains mementos from a man Kym believes may have been an electrician since there were wire strippers in the niche with his photo and other items. Very poignant. Photo by Kristen Core ©2018, All rights reserved.

Interment niche
An interment niche in the original mausoleum at Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, CA. Nope, not a hidden door to the restrooms. No matter what the sign says. Photo by Kristen Core ©2018, All rights reserved.

Photos from Saint Cuthbert Graveyard and Ghost Bus Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2016

Saint Cuthbert Parish
Parish plaque of Saint Cuthbert graveyard, Edinburgh, Scotland. Photo by Kristen Core ©2016, All rights reserved.

Saint Cuthbert graveyard
A view of Saint Cuthbert graveyard, Edinburgh, Scotland. Photo by Kristen Core ©2016, All rights reserved.

Peaceful Saint Cuthbert Graveyard
A peaceful view Saint Cuthbert’s graveyard. Edinburgh, Scotland. Photo by Kristen Core ©2016, All rights reserved.

Saint Cuthbert Headstone
A headstone lain purposefully at Saint Cuthbert graveyard to avoid further dilapidation and potential injury to visitors. Edinburgh, Scotland. Photo by Kristen Core ©2016, All rights reserved.

Crypt Wall Saint Cuthbert
A crypt wall in Saint Cuthbert’s graveyard. Edinburgh, Scotland. Photo by Kristen Core ©2016, All rights reserved.

Gothic dilapidation Saint Cuthberts
Another view of a dilapidated crypt in Saint Cuthbert’s graveyard. Edinburgh, Scotland. Photo by Kristen Core ©2016, All rights reserved.

Dilapidated crypt
A dilapidated crypt in Saint Cuthbert’s graveyard. Edinburgh, Scotland. Photo by Kristen Core ©2016, All rights reserved.

Goth Saint Cuthbert
A very gothic view of the Saint Cuthbert graveyard. Edinburgh, Scotland. Photo by Kristen Core ©2016, All rights reserved.

Saint Cuthbert and Edinburgh Castle
A view of part of Edinburgh Castle from Saint Cuthbert graveyard, Edinburgh, Scotland. This spot is supposed to be vurrrrrry haunted. Photo by Kristen Core ©2016, All rights reserved.

Ghost Bus Tour Guide
Our hilarious and campy tour guide on the Edinburgh Ghost Bus Tour. Edinburgh, Scotland. Photo by Kristen Core ©2016, All rights reserved.

Ghost Bus Tour Guide at Saint Cuthbert Graveyard
Part of the Ghost Bus Tour stopping at Saint Cuthbert graveyard, Edinburgh, Scotland. Photo by Kristen Core ©2016, All rights reserved.

Greyfriar's Kirkyard
A view of Greyfriar’s Kirkyard through the window of our Ghost Bus tour, Edinburgh, Scotland. If you look at the left side of the gate, the brass blob atop the stone plinth (((MAY))) be a statue of Bobby the dog. Or, it could be a brass fixture. Kris cannae remember nowt. Photo by Kristen Core ©2016, All rights reserved.

Kym’s Ancestral Cemetery

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The historical cemetery founded by Kym’s ancestor in Marysville, Ohio.

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Photo of Kym’s family marker in Amrine Cemetery, Marysville, OH

Additional Photos

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Photo of the man and wife separated in death by religion, but not in spirit. Photo credit http://www.brentjes.com

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The tomb of Voodoo Priestess Marie Laveau in New Orleans. Photo by Patrick S Carroll. Taken from Wikipedia commons.

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Jim Morrison gravesite at Pere Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, Franc. Photo by Suzanne GW. Taken from Wikipedia commons.

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Greenwood Cemetery, New Orleans. Photo by Nam Vu. Taken from Wikipedia commons.

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