Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Gloom and Gleam Newsletter: June 2010

From your Editor:
There is always something new to discover in the world of cemeteries. Recently I traveled to Texas in my car stopping anywhere that I saw even a hint of a cemetery. I found that searching in areas that are not familiar present new dangers. The one that comes to mind is fire ants. In every cemetery there seemed to be fire ant mounds around the graves. Warnings should be posted. "Attention Tourist. Watch for Fire Ants." There were also several unusual graveyards to discover. The discovery is the fun part, then to photograph the cemetery and write about it makes me feel as though I accomplished something important to history. Does anyone else feel like this?
Another discovery is Grave House Legends. This is a newly published book about buildings that are made to look like a house, but are built over underground graves. I can't wait for another trip to see one of these houses.
Have you made any unusual discoveries?


News, Resources & News:
Dred Scott's wife, Harriet, honored

Featured GYR Blog
http://stonegardens-explorer.blogspot.com/ Hop in and visit a while.

Featured GYR Photo
http://thetexasunderground.blogspot.com/2010/05/john-dusenberry.html See what the camera captured.

GYR Carnival 2010

July – Scavenger Hunt - (idea submitted by Julie Cahill Tarr)

August – Favorite Season - (idea submitted by Henk van Kampen)

September - Tombstone Genealogy, family history written on the stone (idea submitted by Diane Wright)

It’s not too early to submit ideas for 2011.

We encourage your ideas, tips and feedback. You can reach us at dswrigh@aol.com.

Get out your summer hat and sunscreen and visit your favorite cemetery. Oh yes! and write about it.

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