|Suicide Oak, New Orleans.|
Or maybe they would be more explicit and suggest that you had transitioned for a reason, for example that you had issues going forward. So in California it would be the Issues Going Forward Transition Tree.
I checked out New Orleans and to my surprise and pleasure this is still the Suicide Oak. It looks like the sort of tree made for suspending yourself from, but apparently not; the tree was a popular place for taking poison or blowing your brains out. But the tradition seems to have died out, as you can see for yourself.
|Zippy on the art of sending postcards.|
The Suicide Oak postcard today inspired me to look over the postcards I have received during 2014. Some are beautiful, most are interesting, and some like this postcard from Rockville, Connecticut are sublime.
|Postcard of Rockville High School, Rockville, Connecticut.|
|Alongside the Mauritshuis, Den Haag: vintage postcard.|
There used to be another site in Gatlinburg called Tour Thru Hell featuring villains such as Pontius Pilate, and also a place with performing chickens that walked a tightrope, played basketball and played the piano.
|Postcard of Mary Magdalene and Jesus in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.|
If you cannot make it to Gatlinburg you can always go to Vézelay in Burgundy which has some of Mary Magdalene's ribs or to Saint Maximin in Provence which has her skull. As for the chickens, they come and they go.