29 May 2012

[PDX_liff] A Tomb Opens In Westmoreland

2834.The report at KGW's website calls it An unusual Portland tradition.

Indeed? We had a 24-hour Church of Elvis and slacksters Zoobombing down from Washington Park. We're defined by unusual traditions, so it'd have to be pretty strange, yes?

Well, this qualifies. Every year, on Memorial Day, the tomb of George and Elizabeth Rea, located at Wilhelm Memorial Home, 6705 SE 14th Avenue, opens at 12:30 PM for 90 minutes to the public. You can get the view at KGW, and you've missed this year's, but you know, there's always next year.

I think this is known as becoming a Portland icon over your own dead body.

Yeah, sorry about that.

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