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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Meet A Rabbit #19

This weeks "Meet a Rabbit" is Thomas MacEntee who is the author of "The Graveyard Rabbit of New York Rural Cemeteries" or "GYR-NYRC." He is the 19th member to be debuted. You can read about Mr. MacEntee over at the Graveyard Rabbit page here. Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Wordless Wednesday ~ Betty Sanchez

Betty Sanchez, my grandmother. Date October 27, 2008. Location Chapel of the Chimes, Hayward, California. Digital Image by Cheryl. Privately held by Cheryl [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE]California. 2009

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Meet the Rabbit!

Now that I have gotten us all caught up with the weekly posts of meeting our rabbits(and we are all caught up, aren't we?) I will share each rabbits introduction as it becomes available.

Week 18 - Arnevet Beth Olam--St. Louis by John Newmark. Check out this post to find out more about John and how the name of his blog started! Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - John Rock

John Rock Tombstone. Date October 27, 2008. Location Chapel of the Chimes, Hayward, California. Digital Image. Photo by Cheryl.Privately Held by Cheryl {ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE] California. 2009

Monday, March 16, 2009

Honored to Meet Other Rabbits!

Last Saturday I attended the March monthly meeting for the California Genealogy Society. I have been wanting to join this society for longer than I care to admit, but unfortunately it just hadn't been tops on my priority list.

I rearranged my schedule so I could attend and listen to the guest speaker. Upon arriving, I immediately joined the society, first things first!

I was sure glad I chose to re-arrange my schedule, because one of the high-lights of my day was that I personally met two fellow Rabbits! I was honored to meet Sheri Fenley who is the The Educated Graveyard Rabbit and Jennifer Jones Regan, The Graveyard Rabbit of Contra Costa County

These women were great fun! It is an inspiration to meet your fellow bloggers. I certainly hope to meet other rabbits in the future and I look forward to seeing more of these special ladies who have chosen to blog about cemeteries!

Here is a link where you can see a picture of the three of us along with Kathryn Doyle who blogs for the California Genealogical Society.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Meet the Rabbits - 3

Each week since last November there has been a "Meet a Rabbit" article where one of the Graveyard Rabbits has introduced themselves to us. Each Rabbit article is posted in the order they joined the association. I would like to share these posts with you, so you can learn a little more about us and the areas we are covering. I am giving you the links to the final set of five introductions, which now brings us current. I will then post each introduction as it appears. I think you will enjoy reading about these featured Graveyard Rabbits, and about their blogs!

Week 13 - The Rural Michigan Cemeteries Graveyard Rabbit by Jessica Oswalt

Week 14 - The Graveyard Rabbit of Utrecht and Het Gooti by Henk van Kampen

Week 15 - The Graveyard Rabbit of British Columbia, Canada by M. Dianne Rogers

Week 16 - The Graveyard Rabbit of Eastern Tennessee by Elyse Doerflinger

Week 17 - The Graveyard Rabbit of Lancaster County by Linda Stiensta

Monday, March 9, 2009

McLennan Monument

I know I have shared this photo with you before, however this time I would like to share with you the monument you see in the foreground. Such a large and modern day monument! It is beautiful, as monuments go, and what a setting it has for a picture!

The monument is for the McLennan Family, as you can see across the top. This monument is located at the Lone Tree Cemetery in Hayward, California. There are engraved flowers and leaves on each of the side panels. These panels alone are larger than many of the headstones here in this cemetery.

In between these two side panels there is a panel which says:

These we hold most dear
never truly leave us
They live on in
the kindness they showed
the comfort they shared
and the love they brought
into our lives.

The far left monument is~

Loving Husband Father And Grandfather
Paul D.
March 14, 1909
December 29, 2001

To the right of Paul is~

Vivian F.
September 22, 1914
December 1, 1988

The monument in the middle, below the McLennan name, says Baby Girl. Unfortunately, I can not read the date clearly so don't want to guess at something so important. There are four blank headstones at this time.

On a Google search I found "The Art Monument Company" in Hayward, California with Paul D. McLennan as the contact person. Could there be a connection?

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Announcing The First GYRabbits Carnival!

The time has come! It's carnival time! The first edition consists of 22 authors who entered 23 articles! Great turnout for the first carnival!

This edition is geared towards "exceptional finds." Unique, unusual and interesting finds from the Graveyard Rabbits, are just a part of what is waiting for you here. Hop on over and check out the March 2009 carnival!

And please, if you feel so inclined, let the authors know you appreciate their articles, they LOVE to receive comments! Thank you and enjoy!