*Sept 17th, 2001
  Paris, France:

Du Cimetiere du Pere-Lachaise, the largest cemetery in Paris, is the current residence for Jim Morrison, Frederic Chopin and Oscar Wilde. I had no idea how recent some of the graves were until I saw four grave diggers!! They were removing what looked like an old grave/tomb and preparing to put in a new one. In my best non-French, (read: single English words and lots of body language), I asked one of them if I could have a piece of the large stone edifice which was now broken in pieces. They nodded. So I now own a (small) piece of a tomb!