I find cemeteries fascinating. The tales the tombstones tell are snapshots of history.Here are some photos taken by my husband Stephen Plunkett on a recent trip to Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto… Tragedy, old age, accidents, status, age…the markers lay out a story for us. William Lyon MacKenzie King, a prime minister (22 years in power) with a dodgy legacy…Japenese Internment Camps, turning away Jews in WWII. Then there are the wealthy establishment families…Eaton, Weston, Massey. And the flamboyant modern entrepreneurs such as Steve Stavro, a grocery store magnate, sports team owner and philanthropist. Medical history was made by Sir Fredrick Banting, insulin pioneer. Larger than life Larry Zolf, a journalist and commentator I used to see on CBC news shows such as This Hour Has Seven Days.Entrance on Yonge Street. The living still get to exit here, too.
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