I'd like to thank everyone for being so patient in waiting for the Carnival to post. As many of you know, I have recently had a death in the family that has occupied a great deal of my time. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. You are a wonderful group of people. -fM
The topic for the February 2011 edition of the Graveyard Rabbits Carnival is: The Oldest Stone. This topic was submitted by the Association. So sit back, let's see what the Rabbits have chosen!
Gale Wall presents Oldest Tombstone posted at Digital Cemetery Walk, saying, "I finally had the opportunity to visit a few cemeteries in the Northeast last summer and see some of the old tombstones. Here are three old ones from my cemetery walk at the Old Dutch Burying Ground of Sleepy Hollow. A must see for your bucket list!"
Henk van Kampen presents How long have they been there posted at The graveyard rabbit of Utrecht and Het Gooi, saying, "The oldest tomb with a known occupant that I have encountered during my rabbit travels is almost 700 years old: The tomb of Guy of Avesnes, who died in 1317."
Julie Goucher presents Isle of Bute, Scotland posted at Grave Encounters, saying, "Hogs back tombstone, is actually a Viking Settler tombstone on the isle of Bute Scotland.Dates from the 10th Century."
Carol Stevens, The Oldest Stone posted at Reflections From The Fence, saying, "This cemetery was originally in Swansea, Massachusetts and now is in Warren, Rhode Island."
That concludes this edition! Thank you to all the contributors. And while you're here, take a look at past carnivals, there's so much interesting information to be found when you explore cemeteries with a Graveyard Rabbit:
Write Your Own Epitaph
In The News
The Final Resting Place
Cause Of Death
The Interesting, The Odd, and The Beautiful
A Local Celebrity In Our Mist
An Occupation Or Hobby Memorialized
Genealogy On The Tombstone