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Evidence of Violence from a Late Black Death Cemetery

When we study history, we tend to focus on the big events. This is especially true for medieval England where history is defined by wars, plagues, famines, and major changes in political structures. 873 more words



One of my favorite things about cemeteries is their amazing architectural elements. I especially love ornate, rusty metalwork. The photo to the left shows a detail from a fence in Huguenot Cemetery, a historic cemetery in St. 25 more words


Temptation; Card of the Week 25th May 2015

This week’s blog is a day late because of the holiday.  Memorial day is a special day for our family, not because of barbeques or festivals that kick off the glory days of summer, but for a family tradition passed down from my grandmother.   703 more words

Weekly Cards

A little closer to my goal but not the whole nine yards...yet!

Just a quick peek out from under the covers this morning to report that I am making slow but steady progress in my quest for documentation on the individuals in an apparent family burial plot at Bear Butte Cemetery, Sturgis, Meade County, South Dakota. 452 more words

St. Mary's Cemetery, Waseca, Minnesota

A few snapshots from my Memorial Day visit to St. Mary’s Cemetery, about seven miles south of Waseca, Minnesota.

A map, if you want to visit: 77 more words


Ethel Clemons Bunton Obituary

from The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County, Kentucky

Friday, February 17, 1911

Mrs. Ethel Clemons Bunton, wife of William N. Bunton, and only child of G. 251 more words

Genealogy Ramblings


When I was little and living with my grandparents, Memorial Day was a time to go and “decorate” the graves of family. In fact, my grandmother often called it “Decoration Day.”  I didn’t know the focus was on those who had served and died. 728 more words