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RIP Jim Zimmerman

I had heard he had not been well in the past couple of years. Still, I was saddened by the news of Jim Zimmerman’s death. He was 91 years old when he died on Sunday, January 25, 2015. 560 more words



There’s just something about walking past a cemetery on a cold autumn night that makes us zip up our jackets and think about the different things that could be waiting in those shadows and the dark secrets that are just waiting to be told …


Brewer Family at New Providence Presbyterian Cemetery

Brewer Family at New Providence Presbyterian Cemetery

Mercer County, Kentucky

Lambert D. Brewer married first Sally McAfee, with whom he had the following children:  Priscilla, Robert and Hannah.  128 more words

Genealogy Ramblings

The Butt-Millet Fountain, A Memorial Hidden in Plain Sight

I have written before about Major Archibald Butt, a notable alumnus of Sewanee who died heroically aboard the Titanic.  That’s him to the right, together with President Taft, from a stained glass window in All Saints’ Chapel which commemorates the presidential visit to Sewanee a year before Butt’s death. 364 more words


A Grave Fear

“It’s the safest place in the world to be.” So often I hear this when it comes to the reference of cemeteries. Why? People always tell me it’s because the dead are not a part of the living any longer and it’s impossible for them to inflict harm to anyone. 380 more words