Sunday, November 1, 2009

Meet Grace, Author of The Wandering Graveyard Rabbit



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


GRACE


My name is Grace and I am 61 years old. I grew up in northern Minnesota on the shores of Lake Superior. My husband worked for the State of Minnesota and we owned a small used book store for 15 years in the St. Paul area before retiring. After retiring we moved to the San Diego California area for three years. Now we are in the Houston area for about three years and then hope to go to East coast for a few years before returning to Minnesota. We love to travel, visit thrift stores , estate sales and have sold on eBay since 1998.

My Aunt Alice was in family research for years. She would travel the US with her husband and search for our ancestor's records. When she would stop to visit us in Minnesota she would share what she had found.I have been doing family research for the last 10 years. Part of that research was hunting for the cemeteries of ancestors and then going on day trips to take pictures. I have always loved looking at all the beautiful gravestones whether of my family or others. I would get so excited when I came across an ancestors gravestone somewhere across the country on the Internet. I knew this may be the only way I would ever get to see this grave stone.

One night I came across a graveyardrabbit post and thought what a fun idea. I can spend some time wandering around these old cemeteries, take pictures, post on a blog and also post on www.findagrave.com I know that some of my family think I am a little strange. I get so excited about finding a new cemetery full of beautiful old stones. "So many gravestones so little time."

My hope is that while I do what makes me happy someone, somewhere will find the final resting place of a family member and say " Oh My !" Thank you for the opportunity to tell you a little about myself







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