Welcome to the December 2009 edition of Graveyard Rabbits Carnival.
The theme for this edition is: In the News. Bloggers were asked to write a blog post about something they read or heard in the news (recent or past) that pertains to a cemetery. It could be news of a relocation, vandalism, a famous burial—anything goes.
We have ten submissions covering many aspects of cemetery news. Some are current events, while others are quite old (one even dates back to the mid-1800s!). So grab a beverage of choice, sit back, and read some news!
Dorene Paul presents 1852 Ad in Sandusky Newspaper about Oakland Cemetery posted at Graveyard Rabbit of Sandusky Bay, saying, "An ad in an 1852 Sandusky newspaper offers residents the opportunity to have their loved ones reburied at Oakland Cemetery, for a reasonable fee."
Midge Frazel presents In the News posted at Granite in My Blood, saying, "Exciting news about cemeteries is hard to find but I found one about a local woman photographing gravestones plus an article about Westerly RI and its quarry where my ancestors toiled."
Rurh Coker Burks presents two posts for this edition. The first, An Arkansas Saint...To Be posted at Last2cu, about an Arkansas nun who is soon to be a Saint. Her second post is Carl Johnson posted at Last2cu, she says, "Carl Johnson was a community leader here in our small town of Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas. Not only was Carl a leader, he was a mentor and a true friend. Owning the only dry cleaners in town, Carl knew everyone and everything going on and was able to guide this town in the direction that it needed to go at any given time."
Silvia Pettem directs us to an article written for the Denver Post entitle After 55 years, Boulder Jane Doe's story finally coming together, saying, "From Silvia Pettem, the historian mentioned in the article and author of Someone's Daughter: In Search of Justice for Jane Doe."
Denise Olson submitted two entries for this edition. The first, In the News: Who’s Burying Who? posted at The Graveyard Rabbit of Moultrie Creek, she says, "Trying to place her father's ashes in the local national cemetery turned into quite a drama." Her second post, Wreaths Across America posted at The Graveyard Rabbit of Moultrie Creek, she says, "Wreaths Across America is an annual event to honor Americans who served our country by placing a Christmas wreath on their graves."
Janet Iles presents Cemeteries in the News - Edgehill Cemetery posted at Graveyard Rabbit of Grey County, Ontario, saying, "Edgehill Cemetery in Bruce County made the news at the end of last year but I am wondering how the recovery is going."
M. Diane Rogers presents My Story's Buried at the Graveyard Rabbits Carnival posted at The Graveyard Rabbit of British Columbia, Canada, saying, "Not all cemeteries are for humans, and not all cemetery land is protected from future sale and development."
Julie Cahill Tarr presents Unearthed Tombstone Dated 1843 posted at Cemeteries of Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, saying “An interesting article written in 1926 about the discovering of a tombstone during the excavation of a cellar.”
That concludes this edition. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page. Be sure to join us for the next edition!