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Black and Gold

Black and gold

The tomb of a German

Soldier no one knows

World War 2 indisposed

Helmet smeared with liquid

From his nose

He was a Nazi some say… 23 more words


Woodmen of the World

One of my fondest childhood memories is connected to my old elementary school: St. Mary’s, a little school tucked away in the hamlet of Grafton, Ontario. 735 more words


Snoop 101: Know Your Stones

Some years back, I was doing a cemetery walk with friends. While trying to talk about styles of grave markers, I had a momentary brain freeze and sputtered: “One of those… Oh, you know! 412 more words


Searching the #DeceasedOnline database of #graveyards

I grew familiar with churchyards and graveyards when I was working on Ignoring Gravity. Rose Haldane believes her birth mother is dead and so searches amongst the headstones at her local church. 255 more words

Researching Your Family History

Haiku #226-227 (paired)


Dad texted picture

of crafted (not installed) stone

for mom’s resting place.


her lifetime stated

as two dates (inside a book)

— with Dad’s halfway done.

(cropped photo)

(related haiku #200)

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Ghosts in the graveyard

So it turns out my first cousin, once removed, Alexander Brebner Millar is buried in Seaview Cemetery near Gibsons. I had no idea he was here when I first moved to the Coast. 297 more words

Random Thoughts

Haiku #221

a field of gravestones

beyond the firm barrier

— more grey in my beard.

{photo of “Old Village Cemetery” from the Mill Pond side, Brighton Mich, yesterday}

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