Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Happy New Year!

Don't lose heart, Rabbits!  We're taking a week break to gear up for 2012!  Be sure to visit the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal next week for our first 2012 edition!  Don't Miss it!  Celebrate in a fun and safe way-- and ring in the new year memorably!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Classic Article on Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal

Thank you, Rabbits, for bearing with us as we survived our "wardrobe malfunction" last week with the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal. We are getting close to wrapping up 2011, and as we unpack and pack holiday boxes of decorations, keep this classic article by the footnoteMaven  in mind.  Hop on over and enjoy.  Happy Holidays to all of the Rabbits!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Wardrobe Malfunction?

Good morning, GY Rabbits.  This week we are experiencing technical difficulties with the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal. The main site has been co-opted and we are working to take it back under our control!  Sounds very espionage like, no? This week's article was going to be one from our archives, but we'll save that repeat for a later date!  Enjoy your week!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal "Rewind" article!

Happy December, Graveyard Rabbits.  This week, in the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal, we are re-visiting one of Gale Wall's fabulous articles, entitled Face to Face.  We'll look at ceramic images on headstones... which paint a beautiful picture of our past.  Hop on over!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Meet Amber Brock Case, author of "Cryptpeeper"

The eighty fifth in a series
featuring a member of the
Graveyard Rabbit Association



What Graveyard Rabbit site do you run?

 I run the blog Cryptpeeper. The blog features the stories behind the gravestones.  Most of the blog is dedicated stories found in Seattle cemeteries. I have also featured gravestones I have found while traveling.  Each blog entry features a picture of a headstone and a short biographical sketch.  

What first interested you in joining the GYR Association?

A close friend and fellow genealogist told me about the GYR Association after I showed her my blog.  I was very excited to find a community of individuals that shared the same interests as me.  It is nice to know there are others who wake up on a sunny Saturday and immediately think it is a great day to wander a cemetery.

Did you always have a fascination with cemeteries? Or did this develop out of your genealogy work?

A trip to the cemetery sparked my interest in genealogy. My mother and I had traveled to San Francisco to visit family. She took me to the cemetery where her mother and grandparents are buried. Her mother’s headstone had no birth date and neither my mother and her aunt and uncle could remember when she was born. Having worked in libraries for a number of years, I knew there had to be a way to learn when my grandmother was born.  I signed up for the 14 day free trial of Ancestry and have been hooked ever since.

My passion to discover the stories behind the gravestones started on a trip to a cemetery in Tacoma, Washington to find the grave of my father’s grandmother. I went into the cemetery office to learn the location of her grave. The woman in the office told me that there had been a fire in the 1970s and that records of burial locations were lost. She pulled out a map and highlighted the back portion of the cemetery and said that my great grandmother was buried in this section but that was all she could tell me. It was early enough in the day that I decided to at least try to locate her grave.  I made way back to the section and was surprised at the poor condition this part of the cemetery was in.  The other parts of the cemetery featured freshly mowed grass and trimmed trees and bushes. The area where my great grandmother was buried had overgrown grass and broken tree branches on top of the old headstones.  I walked through the area and was lucky to wander right to my great grandmother’s headstone.  As I took pictures of her headstone, I looked around at the other stones. An idea popped in my head to take photos of other headstones  located in the section of the cemetery. I had played on FindAGrave several times and I thought if I could put pictures up of these headstones,  it might help fellow genealogists find their ancestors. I came home with a little over 200 photos in my camera. As I worked on uploading the photos to FindAGrave, the genealogist in me began to be curious .  Who were the individuals behind the names etched on the stones?  I started  using Ancestry to research the individuals. I would scratch down notes as I learned more about them and would conclude my research by writing a short piece about what I had learned. I saved these short biographical sketches on my computer but never thought of sharing them.  I would tell my friends and family members about the exciting finds including the monument to those lost in a ship wreck, the young couple killed in a massive land slide, a young boy taken to soon, and the collection of Seattle pioneers who shaped the city. When discussing one of my finds with a friend, they asked if I had plan to publish the stories or write a blog.  It was the light bulb moment for me.  I went home that night and published my first blog entry.

Do your family members think you are a “little off center” with respect to your cemetery obsession?

My family and friends have been very supportive of my quirkiness.  Many of them have suggested a cemetery that have seen in their neighborhood or in their travels that have led to some great finds.  My husband has been the best of all. He often comes with me on my cemetery adventures. He waits patiently in the car and reads a book while I walk around the cemetery hunting for more stories. 

What advice do you have for anyone considering joining GYR and creating their own GYR-affiliated blog?

Have fun! Every cemetery is unique and has its own stories to tell no matter the size.  Go out and learn about the history of your town, county, and our nation.

What advice would you have for would-be cemetery dogs?

Go during all seasons. Some of my best memories are walking through the cemetery in the middle of winter when the snow was gently falling. 

Always read all sides of a gravestone. Sometimes additional family members are featured on the back or sides of gravestones. 

If you find an interesting stone and you want to know more about the individual, be sure to take photos of the headstones around it.  Even if the surname is different, this may lead to relatives.

Learn the history of the cemetery and the individuals. It has been amazing to me how much history I have learned by researching the ordinary individuals buried in local cemeteries.  It will make you feel more connected to the town you live in. You will be surprised how your research will help you understand many of the street names, park names, and building names in your town.

How about photography; any advice there?

Buy 2 or 3 back up sets of batteries.  I almost always burn through 2 sets of charged batteries when I go to the cemetery. There is nothing more frustrating than finding a great headstone and not having any battery left to snap a photo.  

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Blast from the Past on Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal

This week let's take a step back into the GY Rabbit Archives and visit a favorite article by Stephanie Lincecum. We'll go back to when Burial Mounds of the Native Americans were the norm and learn the interesting history of this sacred tradition. Learn something new, this week in the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

New Article- Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal

Perhaps it is fitting, on America's Thanksgiving holiday, that we celebrate by offering you the International Rabbit, by Janet Iles. Starting with the symbol on stone, that refers to "three link fraternity, this article then explores the story behind this beautiful monument in Ontario, Canada. Hop on over to the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal to learn more.

From our homes to yours, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! We at the Graveyard Rabbit are grateful for all of you.

If you're interested in contributing to the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal in 2012, please let the editor know on twitter @gyreditor or on our facebook page. .

Thursday, November 17, 2011

New Article on the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal

Everyone of us marvels over the beauty of monuments and mausoleums, but what do we really know about the companies that created them. Let's explore more about one of these companies, Hughes Granite & Marble Company, with the help of Dorene Paul, in this week's edition of the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal. Hop on over!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

New Article in the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal

Savannah, Georgia is filled with amazing cemeteries; churchyards, city graveyards, and of course the world famous squares that dot the downtown. Join us this week as we travel to this historic city in the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal and take a peak at a few of Savannah's cemetery treasures in our Photo Monument article by Gale Wall.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

New Article Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal

To Kindle or not to Kindle?  Isn't that the eternal question these days? Join us over at the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal for Denise Barrett Olson's article about Portable Research Libraries....aka your Kindle Touch 3G.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Happy Anniversary Graveyard Rabbit Association

October, the month when the spirits of the dead are abroad revisiting their former haunts marks the birth of the Association of Graveyard Rabbits.

October 1, 2008, The Association of Graveyard Rabbits made its first appearance on the internet. Three years ago, October 18, the first online invitation to join this Association was posted. In 2009 and 2010, The Association was honored to be one of Family Tree Magazine's 40 Best Genealogy Blogs in the Cemetery category. Where else would you find a Graveyard Rabbit?

In the last year the Association has expanded the Online Journal adding several new authors and columns and expanded its presence on Facebook and Twitter. I think Father Rabbit would be amazed.

The Association Of Graveyard Rabbits – dedicated to the academic promotion of the historical importance of cemeteries, grave markers, and the family history to be learned from a study of burial customs, burying grounds, and tombstones; and the social promotion of the study of cemeteries, the preservation of cemeteries, and the transcription of genealogical/historical information written in cemeteries.

It is most appropriate that the month of All Hallows Eve is the birth month of our Association. October, the month when the spirits of the dead revisit their former haunts and the month when the Association whose haunts are the final homes of those dead came to life.

Our greatest resource is our members and the work they do in their communities and on their blogs. A very special thank you to Robin Simonton, Editor of The Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal; Sheri Fenley, Meet A Rabbit; Henk van Kampen, Facebook, and all the Graveyard Rabbit Online column authors; Denise Olson, Tech T.I.P.; Stephanie Lincecum, Graveyard Guru; Gale Wall, Photo Monument; Randy Seaver, Digging for Answers; footnoteMaven, The History Hare; LisaMary Wichowski, The Rabbit's Review Kim Sawtelle, Famous File; Tammi Thiele, Cemetery Art; John Grant, Final Thoughts; and the Various Authors of The International Rabbit, A Rabbit's Tale, Mausoleums/Columbariums, and Cemetery Spotlight; for their tireless work in furtherance of the Association. And a personal thank you to Robin, Denise, Sheri, and Henk who have shoulder all the work with my recent family medical issues. There is no better team.

The Association continues to grow. The members never cease to amaze us with their contributions to their communities and this Association. Well done!

Join us in this celebration as we look forward to the next year in the history of The Association of Graveyard Rabbits. The best is yet to come.

Oh, and there is no end to the
Association of Graveyard Rabbits.

New Article on the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal

Let's ride the high seas this week, in the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal, as LisaMary Wichowski reviews David Stewart's The Sea and Their Graves.  We'll learn about burial at sea and the rituals behind it.  Hold on tight, grab your rain coat, and let's enjoy the ride!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

New Article Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal

October is Family History Month!  What better way to celebrate then wandering your neighborhood cemetery where family connections delight not only the average rabbit but also genealogists across the globe!  Join us for this week's Graveyard Guru article, by Stephanie Lincecum, and be reminded about how interacted we are in death!  Hop on over to the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal and learn more!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

New Article- Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal

Well, fancy meeting you here again, rabbits.  This week, we embark on a NEW Digging for Answers article, thanks to Randy Seaver.  We'll "dig" into a topic that rests close to the cemetery world--- embalming. Don't forget--- if you have a graveyard question--- let our editor know and she'll send Randy on a search for the answer!  Visit this week's Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal.... and be able to answer "what is embalming"  the next time you're at a cocktail party!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Uncovered From The Archives - The Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal

This week's article in The Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal is uncovered from the archives.

A crowd pleaser and a personal favorite, Randy Seaver goes digging for answers and comes up with a question; Six Feet Under, Or Is It?

Check your state for the answer and post it in the comments. It would make a great list for other GYRabbits.

You'll find this article from Randy Seaver in
the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

New Article- Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal

"Remember me as you pass by" begins a famous epitaph.  How many of us stop and read those lines on the aged stones at our local cemeteries?  What do those lines mean?  How are we changed by them...and how are we remembered by them?  Hop on over to the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal for John Thomas Grant's Final Thoughts article to learn more about the beautiful expressions in stone. You'll be glad you did.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

New Cemetery Art Article - GYR Online Journal

Have you ever noticed how art is everywhere in a cemetery-- from the monuments, to the scenic views, to the funeral goods left behind?  Even more incredible is how, with the assistance of easy editing help, one can make their own art in a cemetery.  Join us at the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal this week, for Tammi Thiele's Cemetery Art Column- where we will all learn the magic of editing photographs!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

New Article- Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal

Who doesn't want to go out in style?  Even us graveyard rabbits, hope to have the ceremony beyond ceremonies!  Not to show off, but sometimes, a big ceremony reflects the impact you made on the world.  The connections to others, and the life and people you effected.  Don't miss this week's Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal Article, A Big Chief Goes Out In Style, by Tess Conrad, as we catch a glimpse of the pomp and circumstance of a New Orleans funeral.  I can hear the music now..... join us!  (PS Special thanks to Tess for filling in in a pinch!)

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Hop on over and learn something new!

This week we revisit a past Educated Rabbit article on the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal. Sheri Fenley shares with us an online review website that allows visitors to cemeteries to post their experiences, positive and negative.  Next week we'll be all new!  But hop on over now... and check it out!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Revisiting a Classic- on the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal

Today we visit a classic article from the archives of the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal as we learn about the Death Wail.  This fascinating article, written by Stephanie Lincecum, will educate and interest you!  Hop on over!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

New Article - Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal

Happy Thursday, Rabbits!  With this day, comes a delightful International Rabbit article by Janet Iles in for this week's edition of the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal. Join us as we take part in a church service in a cemetery, paying homage to those who came before us.  Don't miss it!  Hop on over!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

New Post Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal

While cemeteries are full of hopes and dreams of the departed, they are also full of learning expereinces for the living.  Geography, history, and mathmatics can all be learned by walking the paths of cemeteries.  So, Take A Walk With Me, with Ruth Coker Burks, in this week's Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

New Article- Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal

We all have our own vision of the Garden of Eden, no?  Who knew that it may very well be in Lucas, Kansas?  Check it out in Gale Wall's latest Photo Monument Article in this week's Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal. Hop on over!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

New Article Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal

Put on your wetsuits this week and be prepared to dive into the sea to learn all about a beautiful new underwater memorial.  Imagine a permanent resting place surrounded by enchanting sea life for eternity.  Check out this week's Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal and read Denise Olson's Tech T.I.P. article, Life After Life to learn more.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Meet Neil McNally, author of "The Daily Deceased"

The eighty fourth in a series
featuring a member of the
Graveyard Rabbit Association


The Daily Deceased

When I was younger I was a big admirer of Walt Disney, Mel Blanc (the voice of Looney Tunes) and L. Frank Baum (the author of “The Wizard of Oz). As I read more about them, two places always came up…“Hollywood Forever” and “Forest Lawn-Glendale” respectively. But, when you’re almost 3,000 miles away it’s hard to visualize what those places looked like, or where exactly they were in Los Angeles.

So, flash forward to three years ago when I moved to Los Angeles from New York. Once I got settled in, where do you think I headed? If you said “Hollywood Forever” and “Forest Lawn-Glendale” you’d be correct! It really was standing in front of these three men’s graves that were the impetus for exploring the rich history that Los Angeles’s cemeteries provide.

Obviously, when you live close to Hollywood, you’re reminded of what once was. If you scrape under the dust and crud, the glitz and glamour is still to be found. That’s where “The Daily Deceased” comes in, and a certain journalist named Dave Bury!

What Graveyard Rabbit site(s) do you run?
I run a Monday through Friday blog called “The Daily Deceased.” Its main purpose is to post a daily picture from my collection of headstones; be it movie stars, authors, politicians. It really doesn’t matter. I wanted each day to have affectionate, but light-hearted tributes to celebrities. At the same time, I did not at all want it to be morose. It was easier to do that in a newspaper format, and having an alter ego named Dave Bury as its head writer and editor.

What first interested you in joining the GYR Association?
I found the association online and was really impressed with how many other blogs and sites were out there. Obviously, there are big ones that most people know, such as “Find-A-Grave,” but GYR really opened my eyes to other smaller and lesser known blogs. How could I not join?

Did you always have a fascination with cemeteries?
I have actually. Growing up, I’d read a lot of books about Harry Houdini, séances, and ghosts. I suppose that was the initial stages of it. Then when I’d be on vacations or trips, if it was convenient I’d always snap a picture of a celebrity grave like Elvis or Jim Morrison for instance. But, moving to Los Angeles really opened my eyes to how many are here. I do have to say that Los Angeles cemeteries are like none other, and for me the blog and visiting these places is a way of tipping the hat and saying thanks to these people.

Do your family members think you are a “little off center” with respect to your cemetery obsession?
No not at all. My parents have always been supportive of my eclectic interests and hobbies, and seem to be pleased with what I post every day. My girlfriend also says she’s learned more about the movie business and cemeteries in the two years she has known me than in her entire life. I work in film and television production out here, and I feel that was an extension of my love of pop culture and movies. So the blog is a way to combine all these things and add a “Daily Fun Fact” as well. So, yes I am a “little off center,” but in a good way!

What advice would you have for would-be cemetery rabbits?
You should always be respectful and don’t always be obvious about what you’re doing. That depends on the cemetery, of course, but the main Forest Lawns here in L.A. will throw you out if they catch wind of you. That has never happened to me personally but, I’ve heard of it occurring. Cemeteries aren’t Disneyland, and I’ve seen other grave hunters lose track of that in person and on other websites. Ultimately, I think if you enjoy history and respect what came before you then cemetery hunting is a worthy pursuit. I guess it’s a different way of putting it but, to me it’s like a treasure hunt; one where at the end I get to pay a mini-tribute to a person and hope maybe somewhere out there they can see that.

New Article Available In The Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal

“Disaster Fills The Cemetery”

Often in our research, we encounter cemeteries that were created or filled with the victims of a disaster. Such is the story of the cemetery of St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Brooklyn, New York. The Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery, was filled with victims of a horrific disaster, the worst disaster in New York history until 9/11. Sadly the victims of the disaster were all parishioners of St. Mark's Church.

You'll find the rest of this article from the History Hare in
the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

New Article on the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal

While we are living under a Heat Dome in much of the US, it may be a good week to skip cemetery exploring and read the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal in the air conditioning. This week we are learning about Jewish Cemetery Symbolism in our latest installment of the Graveyard Guru, written by Stephanie Lincecum.  Don't miss it!  (and stay cool, rabbits!)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

New Article, Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal

Ever wonder about Grave Dowsing? Have you tried it yourself? Or do you just want to learn more about the historic practice?  Then delve into this week's Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal, where Randy Seaver guides us through the data that covers a spectrum of answers in this week's Digging for Answers. Remember, Randy regularly digs for answers for Graveyard Rabbits, email the editor to submit your question- and she'll pass it on to him!  

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Meet Kale Liam Hobbes, author of "Rock of Ages: Grave Concerns"

The eighty third in a series
featuring a member of the
Graveyard Rabbit Association


Rock of Ages:  Grave Concerns

I first became interested in joining the GYR after reading about the Association in a genealogical magazine and then stumbling through a few sites of fellow rabbits.  I thought it would be enjoyable, as the sites reminded me of happier times with my Grandmother, Emily.

Rock of Ages: Grave Concerns is the title of my blog.  It is a composite heading of my grandmother’s favourite hymn, “Rock of Ages,” and a pun on words “grave concerns.” My use of the pun is in regards to alerting the masses of deteriorating conditions of gravestones and burial markers, and how photography can stop Time and damages by preserving these pieces, if just in digital format.  

I try to showcase cemeteries in Alberta, but sometimes the best photos to emphasize my postings come from my genealogy collection, which involve cemeteries located in Ontario, Saskatchewan, Michigan, New York State, England and Burma. 

My love for genealogy grew from my fascination with cemeteries.  It all started with a grade three history assignment:  trace your family tree, then bring it in and show the class.  Well, my artistic talents were challenged tracing stick people, so I decided to bring in our family tree instead. Yes sir, a ten-year-old Maple, but I had two little problems:  blisters, after digging a measly six-inch hole, and “Momma Rabbit.”

Long story short:  the maple tree got to stay in Momma’s garden, and I was convinced I would flunk grade three because of it – that’s when “Gramma Rabbit” got involved.  She took me that year, and for the next five summers until she died, to the local cemeteries to tend to four generations of family gravestones: her parents and in-laws, her grandparents, her siblings and their spouses, one of her six sons, her husband and many other relatives.  I would read aloud the inscriptions as we walked through the grounds, because the old girl always forgot her reading glasses!

Q:  Do my family members think I am a little off center with respect to my cemetery obsession?

My wife, “Mrs. Rabbit,” works in the psychiatric field; I could ask her for you. *LOL*  
I was nine-years-old when I started (almost 40 years ago) and Momma Rabbit hoped that I would eventually take up a normal hobby like stamp collecting.  “It’s just a phase, he’ll grow out of it” was her mantra.  I think she’s still waiting :) I believe, the rest of my family didn’t think too much of it, as we each did our own thing back then.

Q:  Which situation evokes an immediate response of “Oh! Oh! Stop the car!”
- you spy a yard sale in the distance
- you notice a cemetery from 1⁄4 mile away
- you see a sexy man on the side of the road
- from afar you spy Elvis with your eye

There are some situations that invoke immediate car stoppages and others than result in emergency avoidance counter-measures.  

When Mrs. Rabbit is navigating, coffee breaks are a necessity and cemeteries visits become “rolling stops” – just long enough to plot the location in the GPS for a better-planned trip later, but when I am travelling alone, every cemetery along the route gets a short visit.

Hey, do you know that sexy man on the side of the road?  He’s a nuisance! My wife always smiles and waves to him every time we see him -- I just keep driving.

As for Elvis, I still owe him a coffee; he helped me locate an old cemetery in Central Alberta, last month.

Q: What advice do you have for anyone considering joining GYR and creating their own GYR-affiliated blog?

Do it.  You may have no idea how to blog (I still don't) or what to showcase; but if you have twenty minutes, a camera and a cemetery, Inspiration will always find you.

Q: What advice would you have for would-be cemetery rabbits?

[1] Have fun with it.  Cemeteries are like libraries, archives and art galleries; they are filled with history and culture.  Every stone on its own can reveal something you did not know before about the individual deceased; but in a group, you re-live your community’s past, good or bad.
[2] Bring spare batteries, because the farther away you are from a store, the more likely your camera batteries will die.
[3] If you bring it, put your cellphone on vibrate.  You don't want the chorus of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" going off while you're shooting pictures, do you?

Thursday, July 7, 2011

New Article on Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal

Heading out on your summer vacation but don't have room in your suitcase for your NEW cemetery guidebook? Don't fret!  Hop on over to the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal for our latest article.  LisaMary Wichowski reviews cemetery e-books and apps so you never have to weigh down your suitcase again! 

Thursday, June 30, 2011

New Article on the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal

With patriotism in the air as American rabbits are poised to celebrate our nation's birth, it's time to reflect on an article from our archives.  Today, we re-visit Diane Wright's article on Newspapers in Cemetery History.  Written in 2009, this article reminds us that even today,  newspapers serve an important role in historical research and in preservation of our cemeteries.  Check it out on the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal. Happy Fourth of July, Rabbits!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

New Article Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal

Technology advances everyday, and with it, brings an entirely new world in regards to Cemetery Art.  Join us at the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal to learn a new way to enhance our photographs!  Don't miss it!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

New Final Thoughts Article on Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal

Join us at the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal for a haunting Final Thoughts article by John Thomas Grant.  This week's entry weaves us through the moving epitaphs of soldiers.  You don't want to miss it!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

New Mausoleum / Columbarium Article on the GY Rabbit Online Journal

Explore with us the Greenwood Cemetery Mausoleum, Owen Sound, Ontario, as we learn about residents interred there and the beauty within! Janet Iles takes us on an interesting tour that you won't want to miss!  Hop on over to this edition of the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal and learn something new!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

New Article on the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal

We all know there are a lot of web resources out there for rabbits, historical societies, and genealogists to use!  Read this week's A Rabbit's Tale on the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal, as we follow one rabbit's journey to demonstrate the opportunities that utilizing one of those resources, Find-A-Grave, presents to the community at large.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

"I wish there could be emails to Heaven"

I received an email this weekend from Dorene Paul, The Graveyard Rabbit of Sandusky Bay, that touched my heart. It concerned our founder, Terry Thornton. Read the excerpt from her email and visit her blogpost. I too wish there were emails to Heaven; if Heaven can get access to the internet I'm sure Terry has figured out how to accomplish it!
Dorene's Email:
Today at the Sandusky Library, I was working on a future blog post for the Sandusky History site, and I came across a "FIND."
I just know that Terry would have gotten such a kick out of that find.... we both appreciated that though the Civil War had "sides," we both knew of folks we loved and appreciated from both the North and the South.
I couldn't think of anyone else to share this with.....and I know that you knew Terry I shared my find with you! How I wish there could be emails to Heaven!
Thank you Dorene for sharing this with me, and for allowing me to share with all the Rabbits.

Dorene's Blogpost A Great Find! & A Great Read:

"I wish there could be emails to Heaven, so I could share this information with my former blog mentor, Terry Thornton. So, if this message does find its way to Heaven, Terry, thanks for all your encouragement in my early blogging days. . ."

I have not elaborated on the "Find!" so as not to spoil Dorene's Post! -fM

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

New International Rabbit Article on the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal!

 Join your fellow rabbits on a historical and mysterious tour of the graves at the Domkerk Church in Utrecht, The Netherlands.  Visit tombs and cenotaphs aged with time, but still beautiful and all with a story to tell.  What are you waiting for?  Hop on over to this week's edition of the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal!