Sunday, March 1, 2009

Graveyard Rabbits Carnival - March 2009

Welcome to the March 2009 edition of graveyard rabbits carnival. We had an impressive turn out for our debut issue; 23 entries by 22 authors. Many thanks to everyone who submitted an article to make this a great premier carnival!

Our first edition is dedicated to "exceptional finds." We've got unique and unusual gravestones, interesting cemetery stories related to war, forgotten cemeteries, and even unique ways to remember your loved one.

So, come on in and tour our exceptional finds!

Cheryl Palmer presents Skull and Crossbones posted at Graveyard Rabbit of South Alameda County. Cheryl explores the possible meanings of the skull and crossbones symbol.

Cherie presents The Graveyard Rabbit: New Carnival on the Block posted at Still Digging for Roots. Cherie says, "This was a surprising find for me, a local historical figure."

Randy Seaver presents Mormon Battalion Memorial at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery posted at South San Diego County Graveyard Rabbit. Randy shares with us a unique monument in a San Diego cemetery located on the Point Loma peninsula.

Lorine McGinnis Schulze presents Graveyard Rabbits - Sisters killed on board Galway Castle in WW1 posted at Olive Tree Genealogy Blog. Lorine shows us a memorial card for sisters killed on the same day in 1918.

Richard O. Cheek presents In Flanders Fields . . . posted at I'd Sooner Be A Graveyard Rabbit. Richard writes an interesting story related to World War I.

Midge Frazel presents Jane SMITH posted at Granite in My Blood. Midge says, "Jane Smith died at 98 and when she did she left more that 350 descendants alive. What was her most ardent wish? Is this gravestone all that unusual?"

Jayne presents Lost Train Lines #4 Spring Vale Cemetery Railway line posted at Lost & Found. Jayne shares an interesting story about a railway used to transport coffins and visitors in Melbourne, Australia.

Henk van Kampen presents The gypsy graves of St. Barbara posted at The graveyard rabbit of Utrecht and Het Gooi. Henk shows us some "striking" graves at the St. Barbara Catholic Cemetery in Utrecht.

Donna presents An Exceptional Cemetery Find posted at What's Past is Prologue. Donna explored Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, France while vacationing in 2007 and shares with us some wonderful photos.

Janet Iles presents Graveyard Rabbit of Grey County, Ontario: Is it a tree trunk used as a gravemarker? posted at Graveyard Rabbit of Grey County, Ontario. Janet shares an "unusual grave marker" found in Greenwood Cemetery (Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada).

Brian presents Graveyard Rabbits Carnival, Manly Family Coffin Plates posted at Ancestors At Rest. Brian discusses coffin plates and shares some from his collection of hundreds.

Becky Wiseman presents Tombstone Tuesday :: Malcomson Family posted at kinexxions. Becky says, "The Malcomson Family is not related to me but their monument was one that just begged to be photographed."

Jonathan Smith presents Folk Markers and African-American Cemeteries posted at Cemetery Space. Jonathan says, "This is an early article from my blog, but it has a couple of my favorite markers."

Sheri Fenley presents My Exceptional Find posted at The Educated Graveyard Rabbit. Sheri found an interesting way to preserve a loved one's memory.

Linda Hughes Hiser presents The Graveyard Rabbit--A New Carnival on the Block posted at Flipside. Linda shares a "fascinating old pioneer tombstones embedded into the back wall of the church."

GrrlScientist presents two articles posted at Living the Scientific Life. The first, Hietaniemi Hautausmaa "is a picture from the Orthodox portion of Hietaniemi Hautausmaa (Hietaniemi Cemetery), Helsinki, Finland." The second article, "is a photo essay of Helsinki's famous cemetery, Hietaniemi hautausmaa."

Brian Zalewski presents Mrs. Elizabeth Armstrong posted at Graveyard Rabbit of Southeastern Wisconsin. Brian found an interesting marker and story related to the Black Hawk War.

Smallest Leaf presents A forgotten corner of New York City: Green-Wood Cemetery posted at 100 Years in America. Smallest Leaf found an interesting short informational video showcasing Green-Wood Cemetery.

Amanda presents An exceptional way to find a cemetery posted at A Tale of Two Ancestors. Amanda says this is "the most rare and unique way I have ever found a cemetery."

footnoteMaven presents Even Unto Death - Behind The Freezer posted at The History Hare. footnoteMaven shares a personal story and an exceptional find behind the freezer.

Julie Cahill Tarr presents No Names, Just Numbers posted at The Graveyard Rabbit of Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. Julie shows us the county farm cemetery located in Bloomington, Illinois.

M. Diane Rogers presents Boal Chapel Memorial Gardens in North Vancouver, BC, Canada - Winter 2009 posted at The Graveyard Rabbit of British Columbia, Canada. Diane shares with us a "cremation cemetery" in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

That concludes the premier edition of our carnival. Be sure to join us for our next edition!

The topic for the April 2009 edition will be burial customs.

Articles could discuss the evolution of customs, unusual customs, customs for the armed services, or customs for a specific religion. Basically anything related to burial customs is fair game.

Submit your blog article using our carnival submission form or email Julie. Please be sure to include a quick blurb about your article in the "Remarks" field.

Submissions are due by March 25th.


M. Diane Rogers said...

Thanks, Julie, for posting the first ever Graveyard Rabbits Carnival. Lots of interesting articles to explore.

I'm sorry that apparently my entry to BlogCarnival didn't go through & I hadn't realized that.

In case anyone wants a bit more reading - I have an article with some recent photos of Boal Chapel Memorial Gardens in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - no, it's not a traditional cemetery -it's a 'cremation cemetery' and is a part of B.C.'s funeral/burial practice history now: Boal Chapel Memorial Gardens in North Vancouver, BC, Canada - Winter 2009

Julie said...

Diane, I went ahead and added it to the list!