Tag Archives: gravestones

Memorial Day Flagging

You may know that I sit on my local historic cemetery commission.  One of the accompanying responsibilities is to flag the headstones of the veterans within the cemeteries.  It’s an honor really. It’s a wonderful feeling to visit these resting … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Thursday (on Friday): Cemetery Image Problems

This is the followup to my previous Thoughts for Thursday in which I asked you about how a particular cemetery near me can improve its image in the public sphere after a spat of illegal dumping, attempted thievery, and vandalism. … Continue reading

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Shouldn’t Miss News of the Week

Here is a quick wrap-up of news that I think you shouldn’t miss. Enjoy! 300-year-old stolen headstone returned to Boston’s Old North Church: I love being able to feature a good news story about a cemetery, all too often cemetery … Continue reading

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Thoughts For Thursday: Cemetery Trees

This Thoughts for Thursday was inspired by a Facebook post by I think Headstone Haven a while back, which included an article about a centuries-old tree that was going to be cut down to save a headstone. Sorry, I don’t … Continue reading

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Cemetery Supply Kit

This is the first follow-up post to Thoughts for Thursday: Cemetery Supplies. This will be a recurring topic on its own, and as such I’ve removed “Thoughts for Thursday” from the title, that and it’s Saturday. The first item I … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Thursday: Cemetery Supplies

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know that I enjoy historic cemeteries and have attended a restoration workshop, installed headstones for Civil War soldiers, and attended a cemetery cleanup and helped reset stones there.  On December … Continue reading

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Pocasset Cemetery Cleanup and Stone Resetting

On Saturday, I had the pleasure of volunteering at Pocasset Cemetery in Cranston, Rhode Island for a cemetery cleanup and to reset some toppled stones.  Earlier in October, the dedicated individuals who regularly volunteer at the cemetery and serve on … Continue reading

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In Honor of “Visit a Cemetery Day”

A busy day prepping for Hurricane Sandy prevented me from heading out to visit a cemetery today.  I have been wanting to post a few pictures of a graveyard I visited two weeks ago, so in honor of “Visit a … Continue reading

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More on QR Codes in Cemeteries

It’s not often that I feel rather ahead of the curve, but when it comes to at least talking about QR Codes at cemeteries I do.  Although I can find a couple of articles prior to the NBC article I … Continue reading

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A Cemetery Surprise

This is an example of a cemetery exploration that resulted in having a few spare minutes and making another person take me to a cemetery to look around (thanks mom!).  This cemetery is the Quidnessett Memorial Cemetery in North Kingstown, … Continue reading

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