Thursday, May 28, 2009

Meet: Dorene Paul, "The Graveyard Rabbit of Sandusky Bay"

The thirty eighth in a series
featuring a member of
The Graveyard Rabbit Association


The Graveyard Rabbit of Sandusky Bay

Through my twenty four years as a Reference Assistant at the Sandusky Library, I have become very interested in genealogy and the local history of Sandusky and Erie County.
When I visit a cemetery, I am fascinated by the various family plots, the style of the tombstones, the tragic deaths of persons whose life was cut short, and I enjoy trying to find the “story” associated with the persons whose lives those tombstones represent. I am on the team that writes for the Sandusky History blog at Whenever my oldest grandson sees any cemetery, he says “My Gram Gram took me there.”

My husband, children, and two grandchildren are pictured here with me in Castalia, Ohio on the occasion of an extended family photo shoot that was a special project to honor my mother. I have six siblings and many nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Ever since I was a very young child, I have been interested in family history. My mother inherited two books of clippings from her grandmother, Mrs. Ada Steen Parker, and through the years we have both spent hours and hours looking through them, reading the obituaries, articles about church events, wedding showers, and learning more about our heritage.
Stop by the Graveyard Rabbit of Sandusky Bay at
to read about my family heritage, and to learn more about the residents of Sandusky and Erie County.