Sweet Auburn: The Magazine of the Friends of Mount Auburn Community, Conservation & Citizen Science - Page 19

People and Happenings Author Events at Mount Auburn Cemetery On April 19, author Virginia Morris discussed her book, Talking About Death Won’t Kill You. Virginia outlined some common obstacles that can stand in the way of a more peaceful death, and ways to ensure your wishes are actually followed. L-R: Mount Auburn Cemetery Vice President of Cemetery & Visitor Services Bree Harvey, Author Virginia Morris, Mount Auburn Cemetery Director of Planning & Sustainability Candace Currie, Ruth Faas of Mourning Dove Studio, Hospice Volunteer Richard Davis, Mount Auburn Cemetery Events and Outreach Coordinator Corinne Elicone, and natural death care educator Heather Massey On May 3, author Miriam Weinstein shared stories from and about her funny but very serious book All Set for Black, Thanks. Part memoir, part how-to, her book follows a year in which she had way too many opportunities to wear black. Left, author Miriam Weinstein. Right, attendees Margarete Dupere and Denise Patnod. On May 15, after a talk about her book The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars, author Dava Sobel led a walk to the grave of Astronomer Willamina Fleming, as well as others who played a role in the incredible story of the pioneering women who worked at the Harvard College Observatory from the late-1800s through the mid-1900s. On June 13, Jane Goodrich spoke about her first novel, The House at Lobster Cove - a charming family saga and love story, with characters, letters and events from history, like protagonist, George Nixon Black, who is buried on Eagle Avenue at Mount Auburn Cemetery. On June 20, author Kathryn Smith discussed her book, The Gatekeeper: Missy LeHand, FDR, and the Untold Story of the Partnership That Defined a Presidency. Missy LeHand, a smart and talented woman who has been misrepresented, mischaracterized, and overlooked throughout history, is buried on Central Avenue at Mount Auburn Cemetery. Save the Date: Author Talk “Jordan Marsh: New England’s Greatest Department Store” Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 6PM Join us in Story Chapel for an Author Talk by Anthony M. Sammarco on his new book, Jordan Marsh: New England’s Greatest Department Store. Founded in 1851 by Eben Dyer Jordan and Benjamin L. Marsh, Jordan Marsh who opened their first store on Milk Street in Boston selling linen, silk, calicos, ribbons, and assorted dry goods to Victorian Bostonians. Benjamin Lloyd Marsh, co-founder, and his brother Charles Marsh, a junior partner, of Jordan Marsh are buried at Mount Auburn Cemetery. 2017 Volume 2 | 17