Thursday, August 27, 2009

People at the Cemetery

A cemetery with live people! There must be a story here. This is a private postcard, not a clue as to where. From the clothing it must be at the turn of the 1900s. Can anyone create a short story to go with this?

Sunday, August 16, 2009


When I'm dead and gone from you darling, When I'm laid away in my grave, When my spirit has gone to heaven above, To him who my soul will save; When you are happy and gay once more, Thinking of days that have been; This one little wish I ask of you, See that my grave's kept green. Oh, the days will come to you darling, When on earth no more I'll be seen; One sweet little wish darling grant me, See that my grave's kept green.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Cemetery for Sale on EBay

Ebay item

The cemetery is registered as “Old Green River Union Cemetery”, but is known locally as the Woodsonville Cemetery. The cemetery is included in the deed with the other property. The buyer will be responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the cemetery. It has always been understood that any resident of Woodsonville would be allowed to be buried free of charge. The cemetery is basically full; there is room for the few people who have made prior arrangements with us. The buyer must be willing to agree to allow those individuals to be buried free of charge.

At the entrance to the cemetery are a set of old church steps. This is the location where John Hunt Morgan was sworn in. See the following website for more information:
Note from Diane: I am Wordless.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday

Florence, Arizona

Cemetery Kit---NOT

Photo: Florence, Arizona. Looking at the grave of Margaret Truman, born and died 1900. Butte View Cemetery

I did it all wrong.

I am always talking about the cemetery kit. What should be in it to keep you safe and to make the best use of your time at an unfamiliar cemetery. But this one day, on a quick turn-around trip with a friend to Arizona, I had nothing with me but a water bottle, camera, and three friends. At least there was four of us in case anything happened and each of us had a cell phone.

There is no excuse for a Rabbit to be so unprepared. So I offer none. However, I learned a lesson. No matter where I am going I will bring my kit with me. There will always be a cemetery somewhere on the trip. (Note: Also look at the Graveyard Rabbit July Newsletter for kit information.)

Here is The Wright Kit
First aid kit, sunscreen
Water (to bring out the inscription) Dirt also works great, just rub it in. (Tip from Monica)
Towel (To sit on, to wipe off, to swat)
Soft brush
Cardboard (to shade from the sun)
Mirror or foil (to reflect the sun) Jean Hibben uses a cheap cookie sheet.
Bag for trash (make it better than when you arrived)
Clipboard/paper/pencil (to remember)
Old credit card (world’s best scrapper)
Hiking stick (to keep balanced, to push away branches, to poke at the ground)
Scissors (to trim grass)
Cell phone

Another confession: I had on sandels and a black short sleeve tshirt. But it was 115 degrees, I should have been naked! (Seriously, wear a long sleeve shirt and sturdy shoes)

I am happy to report that there is a Historical Cemetery Project to get this historic cemetery cleaned up.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Devils Diciples

As I took this picture it was 115 degrees in Coolidge, Arizona. Would it be reasonable to say that this is a good place for these guys to be buried?
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