The fourth in a series featuring the members of
The Graveyard Rabbit Association
presented in order of their membership.
From the time I was young I learned to feel at ease walking through cemeteries. Each time my parents and I went to a family reunion, we would stop at the local graveyards where grandparents, great-grandparents or other relatives were buried to take pictures of the head stones.
Consequently, my family will tell you that I have a “weird” fascination with cemeteries. I’ve also been known to say, “I know people buried there.” (To which my husband has replied, “And do you speak to them often?”) When I was nominated for the Cemetery Board of my church, my husband told everyone that they picked the right person because I am “all things” cemetery or “dead people”.
When my brother passed away a couple of weeks before 9/11, those of us at the grave after the service took pictures of it with all the flowers on top and several of the group that gathered there. The following year - a couple of years after I became an amateur genealogist - I was in
After I began corresponding once again with aunts, cousins and other relatives whom I hadn’t seen since I was a child, they would all send me pictures of other family members’ graves. Then not too long ago I discovered Findagrave.com and have come across many other head stone photos to add to my “collection”.
When The Association of Graveyard Rabbits was formed recently and I received an invitation to join, I knew that being a part of it was a perfect fit for me. Not only does this medium allow me to indulge my passion for cemeteries and head stones, but it is an opportunity for me to learn more about the cemeteries in my community and perhaps bring information to people who wouldn’t be able to obtain it any other way.
Not only do I publish on The Graveyard Rabbit of South Denton County (
Since joining the genea-blogging world early in the spring of this year, I’ve enjoyed reading other genealogy and history blogs and getting to know other genea-bloggers – two of whom I’ve discovered are my distant cousins (Julie Cahill Tarr and Becky Wiseman). Writing my blogs helps me keep some of my sanity and offers me a place to write about my genealogy passion.
So come visit me at The Graveyard Rabbit of South Denton County and All My Branches Genealogy. Stop by, grab a cup of coffee or tea or whatever your preference and leave me a note before you leave. And I hope every once in awhile I write something that touches you in some way or enables you to learn something new! Thanks for taking the time to get to know me!
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