Thursday, April 28, 2011

Take Another Look, Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal

Good morning, fellow Rabbits!  Because two articles posted last week on the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal, we invite you to take this week to revisit both articles!  Don't be shy, delve right in- last week's articles covered two very interesting topics, In Memoriam cards and the Victorian Way of Death, and Two Cemeteries- One Confederate, the other Union, in the same Georgia town.  But both articles share in common the Civil War and as we have entered the 150th year commemoration, it's a great time to read and reflect on our history.  Delve right in!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Marking the Civil War Sesquicentennial

A new article is available in the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal marking the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War featuring a piece of memorabilia that had its origin in the death of President Lincoln.

by the History Hare

"In Memoriam" - Sent In Pursuit of Booth

Death finds us: young or old, seasoned or green, ready or not (and we seldom are). For some it's lost its sting, for most it never does. We deny, rage, bargain, lament, accept, deny, rage . . . while adding our own nuances.

~ David L. Jacobs ~

In the Victorian Era, even death and funerals followed strict conventions. As soon as a death occurred the fact was made known to the world by closing all the blinds, or drawing the long linen shades at the front of the house. This announced to the outside world that a death had occurred.

The doorbell was muffled; and a servant was stationed in the front hall to open the door, give and receive messages, admit callers and cards and otherwise aid in preserving order and silence for the family. If the servant was a maid she would wear a black gown with a white collar and cuffs, white apron, and white cap with black ribbons. If a male servant, he would wear an all black livery.

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

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

New Article on the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal

 As the commemoration of the sesquicentennial anniversary of the American Civil War has officially started, our latest Graveyard Guru article in the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal appropriately tickles our fancy with a quaint article about two cemeteries in one Georgia town. Hop on over!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

New Article- Read the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal Today!

Ever wandered around a cemetery and wondered about what you saw?  What a certain symbol meant or why stones looked a certain way?  Well here's your chance to learn more; be sure to hop on over to the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal for today's Digging for Answers article by Randy Seaver- and all of your questions about cenotaphs will be answered!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

New Article on the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal

 As the flowers bloom, many Americans honor our fallen in cemeteries across the country.  Don't miss this week's Rabbit's Review, in the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal as the folk culture of the American South is explored!