Tuesday, January 27, 2009

MEET "The Graveyard Rabbit of North Snohomish County"

The eleventh in a series featuring a members of
The Graveyard Rabbit Association
presented in order of their membership

Hello Graveyard Rabbit Friends, My name is Sue Edminster AKA The Graveyard Rabbit of North Snohomish County. When Terry and footnoteMaven started this association I was ready to jump on the bandwagon as my interest in graveyards and history could now be legitimized. You see there are people who think we GYR's are a little strange, spending our vacations in cemeteries instead of the beach. Maybe you've noticed this too.

About me: I live near the city of Granite Falls, Washington. Granite Falls is a small town founded over 100 years ago and is home to the logging and mining industries. The mining is that of rock, although there was a time when silver was discovered about 30 miles east of here and spawned the town of Monte Christo... but that's a story all to itself.

My husband and I live on our little 13 1/2 acre plot of land along with three dogs and two cats to keep us company. Both Mr. Ed and I are avid family historians and love to dig up (pardon the pun) our ancestors. In last week's introduction Julie mentioned enjoying puzzles. A friend of mine once quipped that studying genealogy is like doing a puzzle for which some of the pieces are in foreign countries. How true, how true.

There are some very old cemeteries in this area so my hope for the blog is (1) to read the old cemeteries and (2) learn more about the many unusual grave markers in existence today.

One last item: I have Arbuckle ancestors in my maternal line and actually learned that a distantly related Arbuckle is buried right here in the Granite Falls Cemetery. Imagine, this person (who I never knew existed), Ray Arbuckle, was the child of my great-grandmother's sibling.. Ray eventually became a logger and settled right here in Granite Falls, a VERY small town.

Here are my blogs.... hope to have you visit!

Echo Hill Ancestors - Walker, Boss, Daly, Shane and Samels families

The Family File - Edminster, Neust, Hartwell, Leach, Sherman and Higley families

The Four Dog Blog - Rider, Poppy, Miles and Black Jack the Cat

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