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  • How we remember our dead: a coin to an E-tomb
    How we remember our dead: a coin to an E-tomb
    A grave is the product of birth, life, and death. How we remember the deceased has varied in time, with personal, religious, cultural, and practical symbolism.Archeologists have discovered evidence of flowers being placed on graves in prehistoric...
  • Irish celtic crosses: Traditional Irish art of jewelry and headstones
    Irish celtic crosses: Traditional Irish art of jewelry and headstones
    Intro: The Irish celtic cross is a commonly known symbol in traditional Irish art. Its image shows up in cemeteries around Ireland and America. It also finds favor as a design for Celtic cross necklaces due to its asymmetrical beauty, deep...
  • Why cemeteries aren't creepy
    Why cemeteries aren't creepy
    It's nearly Halloween. Stores are filled with costumes, candy, fake spiderwebs, and "creepy"Styrofoamheadstones. People are thinking of chilly nights and telling stories of spirits and the un-dead. Cemeteries are busy; with tours,...
  • DIY Halloween headstones yard decorations
    DIY Halloween headstones yard decorations
    Compliment your gardening; make front yard DIY Halloween headstones decorations.Does your family get a chuckle out of Disney’s Haunted House at Disney World when you see the headstones just before you enter? Would you like to DIY with your...
  • A must see: Idaho Springs cemetery
    A must see: Idaho Springs cemetery
    The trees are starting to turn, the chill is in the air. Fall has certainly arrived to Colorado's high country, and winter will be close behind. You still have time, however. Time to visit the cemetery in Idaho Springs. This is a Colorado...
  • Starting with just a date
    Starting with just a date
    There are times when all you have is a name and a date. You may find this often in cemeteries, when you are using a headstone as a source. Many early cemeteries, especially those in the high mountain regions, often had smaller headstones; largely...
  • Headstones of John & Catherine Nolan, Valley Brook Cemetery
    Summit Settlers: Sisler & Nolan
    In 1865 in Pennsylvania, John Sisler and Catherine Rhodes were married. He was the son of Michael, who was the son of Michael, whose father, William, appears to be one of the early settlers of Maryland, born there in 1715. John came from a long...
  • P-Nut Cromer
    Sometimes you feel like a nut
    While wandering a cemetery, taking one's time, idly reading stones, there are few things more unexpectedly wonderful than discovering humor.Such was the case recently when, on a mission at Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery on Corley Mill Road in...
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