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PET SEMATARY (115) 1983 Literature
  • Books-Biography
    • The Day We Planted Gage
      • Internal joke Louis makes about what they should call the sign-in book from Gage’s funeral.
    • A Death in The Family
      • Internal joke Louis makes about what they should call the sign-in book from Gage’s funeral.
    • Funeral Autographs
      • Internal joke Louis makes about what they should call the sign-in book from Gage’s funeral.
    • How I Just Missed Him At The Crucial Moment
      • Book, Louis Creed’s internal joke when he drinks beer after beer after his son Gage’s funeral: How I Went to My Son’s Funeral with a Hangover, author of How I Just Missed Him at the Crucial Moment and numerous other works.
    • How I Went To My Son’s Funeral with a Hangover
      • Book, Louis Creed’s internal joke when he drinks beer after beer after his son Gage’s funeral: How I Went to My Son’s Funeral with a Hangover, author of How I Just Missed Him at the Crucial Moment and numerous other works.
    • My Death Book
      • Internal joke Louis makes about what they should call the sign-in book from Gage’s funeral.
  • Books-Reference
    • Troutman's Treatment of Wounds
      • Textbook that Louis planned to utilize for his dissenting letter to The Duquesne Medical Digest regarding a long article concerning dissolving sutures.
  • Breakfast Cereal
    • Cocoa Bears
      • Gage’s favorite breakfast cereal, which his father Louis eats on the morning of Gage’s funeral. Tastes like dead boogers, according to Ellie.
  • Cemeteries and Graveyards
    • Pleasant View Cemetery
      • Cemetery in Bangor where Timmy Baterman was buried in 1943, and Gage Creed in 1984. Both were dug up by their fathers, and re-buried in the Micmac burying ground.
  • Chemical Companies
    • Orinco
      • Chemical fertilizer company, with trucks that run along Route 15, using up a lot of animals.
  • Churches, Religions and Religious Organizations
    • North Ludlow Baptist Church
      • Local church in Ludlow visible from Prospect Hill.
    • North Ludlow Methodist Church
      • Church in Ludlow, Maine, location of Norma Crandall's funeral.
  • Cities and Towns - U.S.
    • Castle Rock, Maine
      • There's a reference to the events of Cujo, which took place in Castle Rock
    • Derry, Maine
      • Ludlow is located in Maine, south of Bangor and north of Derry.
    • Jerusalem’s Lot
      • Freeway exit as Rachel drives across Maine, heading back to Ludlow.
    • Ludlow, Maine
      • Primary setting, where doctor Louis Creed relocates his family.
  • Dates
    • July 4, 1912
      • Jud’s friend Stanny B. Found dead in the road by two little kids.
    • July 15, 1943
      • Timmy Baterman shot down charging machine gun nest on the road to Rome, posthumously awarded a Silver Star for his bravery.
    • July 17, 1943
      • Timmy Baterman’s body shipped home to Maine two days after being killed in the war.
    • July 19, 1943
      • Timmy Baterman’s body passes through Limestone, Maine on its way home to Ludlow. While attempting to justify why Gage’s trip to the Micmac burying ground wouldn’t turn out the same as Timmy Baterman, this is the date that Louis remembers from Jud’s story as the day that Timmy was shot - though Timmy was actually shot on the 15th.
    • July 20, 1943
      • Timmy Baterman’s body put on Jud’s friend Huey’s mystery train.
    • July 22, 1943
      • Timmy Baterman’s body buried at Pleasantview Cemetery in Bangor.
    • July 25, 1943
      • While attempting to justify why Gage’s trip to the Micmac burying ground wouldn’t turn out the same as Timmy Baterman, this is the date that Louis estimates that Timmy returned from the dead.
    • July 30, 1943
      • Jud and his friends confront Bill Baterman about his son Timmy, back from the dead and walking around town..
    • August 1, 1943
      • Fire at the Baterman house. Bill and his son Timmy both found dead, Timmy shot twice in the chest, Bill dead from a self-inflicted gun shot wound.
    • March 1, 1965
      • Somebody's pet rabbit named Marta died, and was buried in the Pet Sematary in Ludlow Maine.
    • April 14, 1965
      • Rachel's sister Zelda chokes to death on her bed.
    • December 24, 1982
      • Christmas Eve/Christmas Day the year before the Creed family moved to Maine - Seemingly everything that Louis and Rachel had gotten for the kids had to assembled, and they were up until 4am putting everything together.
    • December 25, 1982
      • Christmas Eve/Christmas Day the year before the Creed family moved to Maine - Seemingly everything that Louis and Rachel had gotten for the kids had to assembled, and they were up until 4am putting everything together.
    • June 29, 1983
      • Louis Creed receives keys to his family's new house in Ludlow, Maine.
    • August 1, 1983
      • The Creed family moves into their new home in Ludlow, Maine. Neighbor Jud Crandall warns Louis about the dangers of road Route 15 and the Orinco trucks that travel it.
    • October 31, 1983
      • Halloween night. Ellie Creed dresses up as a witch. Norma Crandall suffers a heart attack.
    • November 22, 1983
      • Two days before Thanksgiving. Ludlow, Maine gets 4 inches of snow.
    • November 23, 1983
      • The day before Thanksgiving. The sky is clear and blue and cold. Louis Creed drives his family to Bangor International Airport for their flight to Chicago, where they will spend the holiday, back home with Rachel's parents.
    • November 24, 1983
      • Thanksgiving Day. Jud Crandall finds Louis Creed's daughter Ellie's cat Church dead in his yard. Jud takes Louis out to the Micmac burying ground, where Louis buries Church.
    • November 25, 1983
      • The day after Thanksgiving. Louis Creed lies to his daughter Ellie about not having seen her cat Church, after burying him in the Micmac burying ground the night before. Later that day, the previously dead cat returns to the Creed house.
    • December 24, 1983
      • Christmas Eve. Louis and Rachel put out gifts for the kids - a set of matchbox racers for Gage, Barbie & Ken dolls for Ellie, a Turn 'n' Go, an oversized trike, doll clothes, a play oven with a light bulb inside, other stuff. After assembling Ellie's Bat-cycle, they curl up on the couch and watch the fire.
    • December 25, 1983
      • Christmas Day. Ellie Creed's faith in Santa clause restored Christmas morning by the footprints Louis leaves in the hearth. By mid afternoon, the Creed children decide that the boxes are more fun than the toys that came in them.
    • December 31, 1983
      • New Year's Eve. Jud and Norma Crandall visit the Creed family, drinking Rachel's egg nog. Louis realizes that Norma is beginning to fail. It will be the last time that she was in their house.
    • January 23, 1984
      • Louis returns to the university for the beginning of the spring semester.
    • January 29, 1984
      • The warm spell breaks with a roar with the arrival of a blizzard, and a week of numbing subzero weather.
    • March 24, 1984
      • Louis Creed and his son Gage fly a vulture kite in their neighbor Mrs. Vinton’s field. The last really happy day of Louis Creed’s life, the things that were to come poised above him like a killing sash weight still over seven weeks in the future. Unbeknownst to him, his son Gage has less than two months to live.
    • May 14, 1984
      • Louis Creed’s son Gage is killed crossing Route 15 by an Orinco truck while running away from his father. Narrator explicitly states the date of the funeral as May 17, adding that Gage’s death was Saturday, three days before. Though May 14 was a Monday.
    • May 17, 1984
      • Louis son Gage’s funeral. Louis gets into a fist fight with his father-in-law.
    • May 18, 1984
      • Gage buried in Pleasantview Cemetery in Bangor, followed by a funeral party at the Gage residence in Ludlow.
    • May 19, 1984
      • Louis Creed pulls his son Gage’s body out of his grave in Pleasantview Cemetery in Bangor around 2am. By 4am, he has re-buried Gage in the Micmac burying ground and arrived back home. A few hours later, Gage returns from the dead, killing Jud Crandall and Rachel Creed.
    • May 20, 1984
      • After driving Rachel and Ellie to the Bangor airport so that they can fly back to Chicago with Rachel’s parents, Louis Creed purchases a flashlight, pick, shovel, spade, rope, work gloves and a canvas tarpaulin at Watson’s Hardware in Brewer before checking into a Howard Johnson’s motel. At 11pm, he heads for Pleasantview Cemetery to dig up his son’s body.
    • May 21, 1984
      • Louis Creed is reunited with his son Gage, back from the dead. After discovering that Gage killed his neighbor Jud Crandall and wife Rachel, Louis kills Gage, burns down the Crandall house and buries Rachel's body in the Micmac burying ground.
  • Doctors
    • Dr. Waybridge
      • Norma Crandall's doctor when she suffers a heart attack on Halloween night.
    • Rob Grinnell
      • Bangor doctor that Louis spots in the Howard Johnson motel dining room.
    • Stephen Holloway
      • Doctor, and father of Billy and Mandy from Jud and Norma’s story about local kids that buried their dog in the Pet Sematary.
    • Tony Benton
      • Doctor that Louis worked with back in Chicago that had called Ellie "The Indian princess".
  • Elementary Schools
    • Carstairs Street School
      • Ellie's school back home that she mentions - she tells Rachel that they sang "Old MacDonald's" like they did at her old school.
    • Fairmont Grammer School
      • School near Pleasantview Cemetery, the cemetery where Louis Creed’s son Gage is buried in Bangor.
  • Forests
    • The Indian Woods
      • The woods beyond the Pet Sematary.
    • The North Ludlow Woods
      • Woods where the Pet Sematary is located.
  • Funeral Homes, Mortuaries and Morgues
    • Greenspan Funeral Home
      • Timmy Baterman’s body was taken to Greenspan Funeral Home on Fern Street - it used to be across from where the New Franklin Laundry stands now.
  • Furniture Stores
    • Everett’s Furniture Mart
      • Furniture store in Brewer.
  • Hardware and Tools
    • Ever-lock
      • Sealant that Louis’ Uncle Carl the undertaker had used on sealing vaults.
  • Hardware Stores
    • Watson’s Hardware
      • Louis Creed purchases a flashlight, pick, shovel, spade, rope, work gloves and a canvas tarpaulin at Watson’s Hardware in Brewer that he will use later that night to dig up his son’s body.
  • Hospitals
    • Our Sisters of Charity Hospital
      • Neurologist Dr. George Tardiff evaluated Gage at 9 months for hydrocephalus at Our Sisters of Charity Hospital.
  • Laundry, Dry Cleaning and Tailoring
    • New Franklin Laundry
      • Timmy Baterman’s body was taken to Greenspan Funeral Home on Fern Street - it used to be across from where the New Franklin Laundry stands now.
  • Magazines
    • The Duquesne Medical Digest
      • Medical journal that Louis Creed reads, deciding to write a dissenting letter regarding a long article concerning dissolving sutures, proving the writer’s main contentions were specious, his case examples self-serving, his research almost criminally sloppy, blowing the stupid fuck right off the map.
  • Manufacturing Companies
    • American Casket Company
      • Louis Creed buys his son the American Casket Company’s rosewood model casket, called Eternal Rest, lined with plushy pink silk because the funeral home was out of the ones with blue.
  • Natural Areas
    • Prospect Hill
      • Hill near the Pet Sematary, where most of the entire town of Ludlow is visible.
    • Quinceberry Ridge
      • Ridge that Jud mentions when he’s telling Louis about his land: The original grant on your land goes like this. From the great old maple which stands atop Quinceberry Ridge to the verge of Orrington Stream; thus runneth the tract from north until south. But the great old maple fell down in 1882, let’s say, and was rotted to moss by the year 1900, and Orrington Stream silted up and turned to marsh in the ten years between the end of the Great War and the crash of the stock market.
  • Pet Services
    • Quentin L. Jolander
      • Local veterinarian that neuters the Creed family cat Church.
    • York’s Livery Stable
      • Four or five days after Timmy Baterman’s body buried at Pleasantview Cemetery in Bangor, mailwoman Marjorie Washburn sees him walking up the road toward York’s Livery Stable.
  • Pizza Parlors
    • Napoli’s
      • Pizzeria near Pleasantview Cemetery in Bangor, where Gage is buried.
  • Planets
    • Quark
      • Planet from Louis’ internal joke: Lunch. Meeting for lunch. This seemed such an alien idea that Louis thought of the science fiction novels he had read as a teenager - novels by Robert A. Heinlein, Murray Leinster, Gordon R. Dickson. The natives here on Planet Quark have an odd custom when one of their children dies, Lieutenant Abelson: they “meet for lunch.” I know how grotesque and barbaric that sounds but remember, is planet has not been terraformed yet.
      • Planet from Louis’ internal joke: Lunch. Meeting for lunch. This seemed such an alien idea that Louis thought of the science fiction novels he had read as a teenager - novels by Robert A. Heinlein, Murray Leinster, Gordon R. Dickson. The natives here on Planet Quark have an odd custom when one of their children dies, Lieutenant Abelson: they “meet for lunch.” I know how grotesque and barbaric that sounds but remember, is planet has not been terraformed yet.
      • Planet from Louis’ internal joke: Lunch. Meeting for lunch. This seemed such an alien idea that Louis thought of the science fiction novels he had read as a teenager - novels by Robert A. Heinlein, Murray Leinster, Gordon R. Dickson. The natives here on Planet Quark have an odd custom when one of their children dies, Lieutenant Abelson: they “meet for lunch.” I know how grotesque and barbaric that sounds but remember, is planet has not been terraformed yet.
  • Products-Other
    • Eternal Rest
      • Louis Creed buys his son the American Casket Company’s rosewood model casket, called Eternal Rest, lined with plushy pink silk because the funeral home was out of the ones with blue.
  • Quotes
    • Ellie Creed
      • Ellie Creed: God can take it back if he wants to. He can do anything if he wants to.
      • Ellie Creed: I don't want Church to ever be dead. He's not God's cat. Let God have his own cat!
    • Gage Creed & Jud Crandall
      • Gage Creed: Hello Jud. I’ve come to send your rotten stinking old soul straight to hell. You fucked with me once. Did you think I wouldn’t come back sooner or later and fuck with you?
        Jud Crandall: Come on and get your pecker out then, whatever you are. We’ll see who fucks with who.
    • Louis Creed
      • Louis Creed: I ran ten yards and there was his baseball cap and I ran twenty yards and there was one of his Star Wars sneakers, I ran forty yards and by then the truck had run off the road and the box had jackknifed in that field beyond the Ringers’ farm.
    • Narrator
      • Narrator: Louis was aware, uncomfortably so, that Ellie probably knew a hell of a lot more about Ronald McDonald and Spider-Man and the Burger King than she did about Moses, Jesus and Saint Paul.
      • Narrator: Lunch. Meeting for lunch. This seemed such an alien idea that Louis thought of the science fiction novels he had read as a teenager - novels by Robert A. Heinlein, Murray Leinster, Gordon R. Dickson. The natives here on Planet Quark have an odd custom when one of their children dies, Lieutenant Abelson: they “meet for lunch.” I know how grotesque and barbaric that sounds but remember, is planet has not been terraformed yet.
    • Rachel Creed
      • Rachel Creed: There's nothing natural about death. You as a doctor should know that.
    • Steve Masterton
      • Steve Masterton: you sure? All work and no play make Jack a dull boy, you know.
    • Victor Pascow
      • Victor Pascow: The door must not be opened. Don't go beyond, no matter how much you feel you need to, doctor. The barrier was not made to be broken.
      • Victor Pascow: The soil of a man's heart is stonier, Louis. A man grows what he can, and tends it.
      • Victor Pascow: Remember this - there is more power here than you know. It is old and always restless. Remember. I come as a friend. Pure destruction and the destruction of all you love is very near, doctor. Doctor, remember.
  • Stores-Other
    • Emporium Galorium
      • Store in Bucksport, Maine that Jud mentions in his note to Louis the day after Thanksgiving.
  • Surgeons
    • Dr. George Tardiff
      • Neurologist Dr. George Tardiff evaluated Gage at 9 months for hydrocephalus at Our Sisters of Charity Hospital.
  • Thoroughfares-Drives
    • Middle Drive
      • Road in Ludlow, Maine near the Creed family's new house.
  • Thoroughfares-Other
    • Route 15
      • Highway near the Creed family's new house that uses up a lot of animals.
  • Thoroughfares-Roads
    • Hancock Road
      • Missus Stratton - one of the citizens that saw Timmy Baterman after he returned, had a little two-room house down where Pedersen road joins Hancock road
    • Pedersen Road
      • Missus Stratton - one of the citizens that saw Timmy Baterman after he returned, had a little two-room house down where Pedersen road joins Hancock road
    • Stackpole Road
      • Road in Ludlow, Maine were Jud's friend Zack McGovern used to live, they guy that buried his prize bull Hanratty in the Micmac burrying ground back in 1967 or '68.
  • Thoroughfares-Streets
    • Fern Street
      • Timmy Baterman’s body was taken to Greenspan Funeral Home on Fern Street - it used to be across from where the New Franklin Laundry stands now.
    • Hammond Street
      • Street near Pleasantview Cemetery, the cemetery where Louis Creed’s son Gage is buried in Bangor.
    • Mason Street
      • Street near Pleasantview Cemetery, where Louis parks the night he digs up his son’s body.
    • Pleasant Street
      • Street near Pleasantview Cemetery, the cemetery where Louis Creed’s son Gage is buried in Bangor.
  • Toy Products
    • Chuggy Chuggy Choo Choo
      • Gage’s toy train that Louis throws at his daughter Ellie’s cat Church.
  • Trivia
  • Water
    • Dead Man's Bog.
      • Body of water near the Micmac burying ground. While the Micmac called it Little God Swamp, Judd tells Louis that for traders called it Dead Man's Bog.
    • Little God Swamp
      • Body of water near the Micmac burying ground. While the Micmac called it Little God Swamp, Judd tells Louis that for traders called it Dead Man's Bog.
    • Orrington Stream
      • Stream that Jud mentions when he’s telling Louis about his land: The original grant on your land goes like this. From the great old maple which stands atop Quinceberry Ridge to the verge of Orrington Stream; thus runneth the tract from north until south. But the great old maple fell down in 1882, let’s say, and was rotted to moss by the year 1900, and Orrington Stream silted up and turned to marsh in the ten years between the end of the Great War and the crash of the stock market.
  • Youth Camps
    • Camp Sunset
      • Summer camp in Vermont that Rachel Creed attended as a child.

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