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This House by Ray Cates


It was a stucco house, gold color, nice 200 foot lot, big spacious attic, fireplace, garage, sloping back yard, fenced, beautiful Spanish design two bedrooms one bath.  319 more words


Reid/Read Family Gravestones at Old Paint Lick Presbyterian Cemetery

Dr. James Reid, born April 12, 1787, died October 26, 1848.  E. D. Reid, wife of Dr. James Reid, born October 17, 1794, died August 8, 1871.  78 more words

Family Stories

Tombs in the Museum

   So much of the debate and discussion among archaeologists regarding the display of ‘the dead’ in museums has focused on human remains. In previous posts, I’ve tried to highlight how misleading this can be, as for example, in my discussion of… 239 more words

Past In Its Place

Tombstone Tuesday: Marylou “Sal” Hall

The hardest part about writing on a Tombstone Tuesday is that I want to know everything I can about the subject and that is next to impossible for these long dead, distant relatives. 329 more words

Tombstone Tuesday

Central Cemetery Sibiu, Transylvania, Romania

In May I was lucky enough to be taken on a trip to Transylvania in Romania by my partner Gavin. The main reason for me visiting was to see the land that bore the Medieval prince who inspired my favourite story ‘Dracula’ and to experience the place that is heavily associated with the vampire myth that I am so taken with. 1,166 more words



This week gives me an opportunity to end my confusion over two townlands in County Down with similar names – Lisbane and Lisbarnet(t).  They are both located between Comber and Killyleagh, in and around the village of Lisbane, and they share a community centre, but which is which? 305 more words


Death in Fragments at St Teilo's (Llandeilo Abercywyn, Carmarthenshire)

The abandoned medieval and post-medieval parish church of Llandeilo Abercywyn – St Teilo’s – (church: PRN 2186, churchyard: PRN 49267) is situated close to the confluence of the Cywyn and Taf, just to the east and across the river from  444 more words

Archaeologies Of Death And Memory