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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Block Party @ San Lorenzo Pioneer Cemetery


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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Dublin Cemetery Tour

The Museum of San Ramon Valley in downtown Danville is offering a tour of Dublin Cemetery this Saturday, March 30, 2013! I have posted on Dublin Cemetery previously in this blog.

Dublin Cemetery is located at 6600 Donlon Way, off Dublin Blvd. in Dublin. You are requested to be there promptly at 1:00pm. The tour will last approximately one hour and you will be able to visit the historical buildings at Dublin Heritage Park and Museums afterwards. A great time to tour St. Raymond Church and the Murray School house along with the Kolb house.

Many pioneer families have been buried in the Dublin Cemetery. Names include Norris, Rasmussen, Lunch, and Glass among others. A $3 donation to the Museum of San Ramon is suggested. Here is the link if you would like more information~

I am hoping to attend and look forward to seeing you there!

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Saturday, October 27, 2012

It's A Blogiversary!

Hum, I am having a few new Learning experiences which I hope is what I can call them. I had this post ready to go and post on the 23rd at 11:28 AM for my blogiversary, but just now realized it never posted! I believe have have another post that hasn't posted yet either. I am going to post this one now, I just don't know what hung it up...


Thank you to Thomas from Geneabloggers for bringing attention to the Graveyard Rabbit of Southern Alameda County this morning! I receive Geneabloggers email daily and this morning it posted a greeting which reminded me that today is the 4th Blogiversary of this blog! It is hard to believe it has been four years already.  You would think I would have remembered

This year has been a tough, busy one so you haven't seen as many posts, but I sure hope that all changes very soon!

Thank you all for following, commenting and checking in! I really appreciate it! In fact, that is the best blogiversary gift I could have! 

Planning a blog post real soon, I hope, be on the look out!

Photo courtesy

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

For Immediate Release

Another post that was scheduled and didn't post here...not sure why...

I received this in my email today, very interesting! Please read on, and be sure to click the links ~

For Immediate Release.
Sunday October 28, 2012 is “Visit a Cemetery Day”

Cemeteries are much more than just a peaceful and tranquil resting place for the departed. They are also a fascinating snapshot of a community's historical timeline, a proud and permanent museum for those who came before and helped shape the identity and personality of every community across North America.

From unique names, interesting symbols, dates and thoughtful epitaphs engraved into each unique headstone and mausoleum, each and every marker in a cemetery has its own interesting story that should be shared.

Sunday, October 28, is the second annual “Visit a Cemetery Day” celebrated across North America brought to you by International Memorialization Supply Association (IMSA),, Kates-Boylston publisher of American Cemetery Magazine and funeral professionals and cemeterians.

"Visit a Cemetery Day" is a day in which everyone comes together to show their support for the historical and social importance cemeteries have in their community. Not only are cemeteries the best place to learn about the rich history of a community, they are also a place where a person can trace their ancestry through the generations.

"Visit a Cemetery Day" isn't just a day to commemorate those who came before, but rather it encourages people to embrace the celebration of life and to learn about the people who've helped shape each and every community across North America.

Whether it’s to bring flowers, wreaths or other tributes to the final resting places of family members and friends, take a quiet walk along the paths, photograph headstones and mausoleums, or study the engravings etched on headstones, "Visit A Cemetery Day" is also a wonderful opportunity to spend a beautiful autumn day with family and friends and visit the gravesites of ancestors and departed friends, before the cooler temperatures of winter arrive.

On "Visit A Cemetery Day", everyone is encouraged to take the time to visit a local cemetery to show their respect to those who came before and also enjoy an interesting and memorable day with family and friends, because every life is worth celebrating and remembering.

For further information please visit or contact founder Colin Firth for more information.


International Memorialization Supply Association is the premiere organization of companies and professionals serving funeral service. To learn more about the International Memorialization Supplier Association, please visit is the Internet’s largest resource to help educate consumers about their personalized funeral life celebration planning and is the only website that brings together consumers and forward-thinking funeral service professionals. For more information please

Kates-Boylston Publications has been serving funeral and cemetery professionals since 1877 with their industry-leading publications American Funeral Director and American Cemetery. For more information please visit

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Local Cemetery Vandalism

Most of the time I think of vandalism being done by kids with nothing better to do. Vandalism happens all over the country on cemetery grounds. I never like reading these articles. Tonight, I read an article about vandalism at a cemetery in Alameda County. The person who performed the vandalism was not a teenager and apparently felt he had real reason for what he did. He has been arrested and is in jail. I am amazed at the cost of the clean up.

You can read the article here at the Mercury News dot com site.

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