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What's in a name?

It’s amazing how your mind keeps and stores memories.  I guess it’s easy to understand how the great and bad ones are always available to pop up at any given moment.  1,787 more words

My Kind of Headstone

This is a real* headstone in a municipal cemetery:

In case you can’t see the photo below, the back of Russell Larson’s headstone reads:

Two things I love most, 150 more words


Flanders Fields - Then and Now

Like many Canadian school children born in my era, a poem given students to memorize was “In Flanders Fields”. My immature child’s mind held a naive view of an ordinary cemetery with a few rows of white gravestones and bright red poppies loosely scattering the area. 194 more words


Walking with the Dead – An Archaeologist’s View of the Deceased

To celebrate his up coming talk at the London Fortean Society event ‘The Haunted Landscape: British Folklore, Ghosts and Magic’ this weekend, archaeologist James Wright has kindly written a post for us on what it’s like to work with the dead in a professional capacity. 1,947 more words



Stumbled across a graveyard from the late 1700’s to early 1800’s today.   Old headstones.   I treat graveyards like a history lesson.   They fascinate me.