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Churchyard Spolia at Nercwys

I’m a great fan of creatively re-purposed gravestones. The memorials take on an undead existence: still commemorating their original subjects, but no longer marking their graves. 195 more words

Archaeologies Of Death And Memory

Shine On...Epitaphs

It’s not a thing that most people like to think about if they can help it.

Death, that is.

I’ve had reason to do just that a few times of late. 470 more words


Saturday Smiles - Epitaphs

Cemeteries are fascinating places.

They give glimpses into a person’s essence

as much as they raiseĀ  curiosity

sometimes sadness

sometimes unanswered questions…

A widow wrote this epitaph in a Vermont cemetery: 261 more words

Steps For Peace

Loss and Grief

Death and grief are felt in the same way throughout the world regardless of religion or race. We are unified only in birth and death. 67 more words


Genealogy Pay It Forward

Sometimes we think we’re all alone in our genealogy research, patiently combing through records and searching databases. But it really does take a village to do genealogy, and untold nameless genealogists have given countless hours of their time and expertise to make your research easier. 390 more words


Edmonds family of Langton Matravers

Monument 90 – Charles Edmonds

A very prestigious Headstone, very thick stone, raised letters elaborate edges and carvings, including Holy Monogram and ivy leaves and berries. 499 more words