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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Meet A Rabbit #66

I am a little behind again, but will bring you up to speed shortly! Today, I would like to introduce to you Graveyard Rabbit #66 Jennifer Geraghty-Gorman. Jennifer is the author of "Over Thy Dead Body." Find out which country Jennifer got hooked on cemeteries in and where her favorite headstone lies! You can read about her over at The Association of Graveyard Rabbits! Enjoy!

Copyright © 2010 by Cheryl Palmer

Sunday, October 31, 2010

First Permanent Newspaper Publisher of Hayward

In the 19010 Federal Census George "A." Oakes and his wife, Emma are both listed as publishers of a newspaper. If you look closely at this monument, you will see that it states George was the "First Permanent Newspaper Publisher of Hayward."

His family was listed as living in Eden Township, specifically on A Street. George and Emma had three children, George "H.", Nelda and Helen. George "H." was listed in this census as being 21 years of age and a printer in a newspaper office. George "A." and the rest of his family were all born in California.

George "Henry" Oakes founded the Alvarado Pioneer in 1925, his son George "P." published this until 1946 and then it was merged with the Township Register which later became The Argus.

George "A." Oakes was born Jan. 7, 1856 and died October 9, 1925. His monument and place of rest is in Lonetree Cemetery in Hayward.

Copyright © 2010 Cheryl Palmer

Friday, October 29, 2010

Pumpkin Festival - It's the 5th Annual! Tomorrow!

Have some Halloween fun, free, at Mountain View Cemetery! Saturday, October 30 is the day of the party which will run from 12:00 pm until 3:00 pm. You can decorate a pumpkin and see a clown perform balloon art. They are also offering face painting and a maze made of hay bales.

And, if that isn't enough, there will be free hot dogs, cookies, candy and drinks along with jumpers for the little tikes to play and jump on.

This event is immediately following the Piedmont Avenue Merchant's Association annual parade.

Sounds like major fun with the kids to me! Enjoy!

Copyright © 2010 Cheryl Palmer

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Second Blogiversary & My Mother's Birthday

I was hoping to have so much more time this past year to post to this blog, but it seems I was kept busier than I expected. Today is the two year anniversary for this blog. It is also my mother's birthday, may she rest in peace. She would have been 74 today. Instead, she passed away when she was only 64 years old. The anniversary of her death is in January, which will be 10 years. Instead of celebrating this blog, I would prefer to celebrate my mother's short life. Cancer was her demon. So, mom (Annette Neva Fleming) I am here today to let you know you are never forgotten. We miss you and love you. Happy Birthday!

My goal for the upcoming year is to post more than I did this past year. I hope you enjoy the posts that are here so far on this blog, and please get ready to see more! Now, onward into the third year!

Photo taken at Chapel of the Chimes Cemetery, Hayward, California

Copyright © 2010 Cheryl Palmer

Thursday, October 21, 2010

William Tehan ~ Dublin, California

Old St. Raymonds Church held it's first marriage between Ellen Fallon and William Tehan in 1865.

William Tehan (1869-1944), Nell Tehan, Dan Tehan (1885-1947), Kate Tehan, John Glynn, early 1900's photograph.

*This photo courtesy of; City of Dublin California Heritage Center. Creator/Contributor unknown.

Copyright © 2010 Cheryl Palmer

Friday, October 15, 2010

Cemetery Clean Up Tomorrow!

San Lorenzo Pioneer Cemetery and The Hayward Area Historical Society are getting together once again to have a cemetery clean up day! They ask that you bring gloves and gardening tools. There will be water and some light snacks provided.

The cemetery has gotten a bit overgrown and needs some TLC. Clean up time will be from 9:00am -1:00pm. I share these events with you and have great intentions of attending them myself. For one reason or another I haven't been able to make them. What better way to spend the morning than to help clean up the cemetery! Gotta love that feeling after giving back! I hope to see you there tomorrow!

If you have questions you can call Heather F. @ 510-581-0223.

Copyright © 2010 by Cheryl Palmer

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Open House at San Lorenzo Pioneer Cemetery

I am looking forward to attending the open house over at the San Lorenzo Pioneer Cemetery on Saturday, August 21,2010. I am anxious to see the cemetery since it has been renovated. The cemetery will be open from 9:00am - 1:00pm.

Come learn about this cemetery and it's history! The San Lorenzo Pioneer Cemetery Friends Group and the Hayward Area Historical Society will be in attendance to answer questions. There will be a scavenger hunt tour, refreshments and even volunteer opportunities. The cemetery is located on the corner of Hesperian Blvd. and College St. in San Lorenzo. Hope to see you there!

Copyright © 2010 Cheryl Palmer

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

In Memory of and with Great Sadness...

We say good bye to the founder of the Graveyard Rabbits, Terry Thornton. He passed away last night. I wish to send his family my deepest condolences. I also wish to extend my thoughts and prayers to Terry's friends who are also suffering from his loss.

Terry has a soft spot in my heart, he made me feel so special. He was a great man and will be missed by many. I would now like to direct you to the official Graveyard Rabbit announcement of Terry's passing. It brought tears to my eyes. Our very own footnoteMaven has once again outdone herself with this post and the "remembrance card" she has made. Absolutely wonderful!

I asked permission from footnoteMaven to post the "remembrance card" on this blog. She has graciously given me permission; she did such a fantastic job making this memory card for Terry, and I plan to keep it on the main page of this blog for as long as this blog exists. Thank you for your dedication and hard work fM.

I hope you know how many will miss you Terry, you made a difference. Now, it is time to please Rest in Peace.

Copyright © 2010 by Cheryl Palmer

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Kamp Headstone in the Dublin Cemetery, Dublin

This headstone is getting difficult to read, it says:

Louis Hansen Kamp
Oct. 29, 1885
Died July 26, 1890

Copyright © 2010 Cheryl Palmer

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Meet A Rabbit #65

Time again to meet another Graveyard Rabbit! Wow, we are on rabbit #65 already. Who is this new rabbit? Why it is Steven Mills. He authors "A Land of Deepest Shade." Steven became involved in genealogy at a young age and eventually started collecting funeral memorabilia. Reading here will give you more insight to Steven and his blog. Enjoy!

Copyright © 2010 Cheryl Palmer

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Wordless Wednesday ~ Mountain View Cemetery

Entering Mountain View Cemetery. August 3, 2009. Oakland, California. Digital Image. Held by Cheryl [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE] California. 2010

Copyright © 2010 Cheryl Palmer

Saturday, July 17, 2010

The Flanagan's; from Longford, Ireland to Dublin....California

In a previous post on October 6, 2009 I shared the tombstone of Kate, John and Eva Mary Flanagan, which is located at the Dublin Cemetery in Dublin, Ca. You can read that post here. Today I am sharing the inscribed family marker which was placed by their grave site and shares a bit more information. The inscription reads:

Flanagan Family

John and Katherine Donlon Flanagan from Longford, Ireland came to Dublin in 1868. In 1896 John was blinded, but continued to raise sheep and farm with the help of his wife and three girls, Eva, Katherine (Murphy) and Elisabeth (Nevin) who was a teacher at Murray School.

As a reminder, this is their actual memorial. I haven't found out how John became blind, if and when I do I will post an update. Maybe someone reading this knows and will enlighten me!

Copyright © 2010 Cheryl Palmer

Honoring the Young ~ Willie

Honoring Willie. St. Michaels Cemetery in Livermore, California. Digital image by Cheryl . [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE] California.2010

Copyright © 2010 Cheryl Palmer

Friday, July 16, 2010

Meet A Rabbit #64

Rabbit #64 is a true cemetery lover! It is time to meet Lee Drew, author of Tombstone Territory. Find out all about Drew's interest in cemeteries and how it came about. What does his family think of his interest in being a Graveyard Rabbit? Find out here. Enjoy!

Copyright © 2010 Cheryl Palmer

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Meet Rabbit #63

Please meet Graveyard Rabbit Sandy Vincent Peavey and Linda Hagen, Graveyard Rabbit(s) #63. Sandy and Linda are the Newaygo County Cemetery Ladies. Click here to find out more about each of these women and what other blog they author! Enjoy!

Copyright © 2010 by Cheryl Palmer

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wordless Wednesday ~ Johnston

Johnston grave site. October 23, 2008. Pleasanton Pioneer Cemetery, Pleasanton, California. Digital image by Cheryl. [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE] California. 2010

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday ~ Anderson

John R. Anderson. October 23, 2008. Pleasanton Pioneer Cemetery. Digital Image. Held by Cheryl [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE] California. 2010

John R. Anderson, born in Westerwick, Sweden, 1847. Died in Sunol 1906. Rest In Peace.

Copyright © 2010 Cheryl Palmer

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Meet A Rabbit #62

Please meet Joe Whitefield. He is our Graveyard Rabbit member #62 being featured. Joe writes for his blog Hoosiergrave. Doesn't it just seem natural that a genealogist would turn Graveyard Rabbit? Read Joe's story here and enjoy!

Copyright © 2010 Cheryl Palmer

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Wordless Wednesday ~ View at Roselawn Cemetery

Roselawn Cemetery. February 5, 2009. Digital Image. Held by Cheryl. [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE] California. 2010

Copyright © 2010 by Cheryl Palmer

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

"Legend of Lone Tree" Plaque

Plaque at Lone Tree Cemetery, Hayward, California. March 20, 2009. Digital Image. Held by Cheryl [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE] California. 2010.

Back on November 6, 2008 I wrote a post relating to the legend of Lone Tree Cemetery entitled Lone Tree Cemetery and it's Legend. In March 2009 I visited this cemetery again and apparently took a picture of the plaque telling the story. For some reason I haven't seen this photo until now and wanted to share it with you.

I wrote another post, Don't Believe It Was Named After This Tree , but actually it really was! You will see the tree in this article. If you haven't already, please enjoy these articles!

Copyright © 2010 Cheryl Palmer

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Meet A Rabbit #61

Please meet Graveyard Rabbit #61, Tammi Thiele. She authors the blog Escape to Silent Cities. Tammi has had the hobby of visiting cemeteries for most of her life. Read her story at the Graveyard Rabbit site here. Enjoy!

Copyright © 2010 Cheryl Palmer

Friday, June 4, 2010

Meet A Rabbit #60

Rabbit #60 has joined us! Karen Cooper-Ray hosts Taphophilic Musings and is our 60 Graveyard Rabbit. Follow along here to read more about her! Enjoy!

Copyright © 2010 by Cheryl Palmer

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Wordless Wednesday ~ Whipple

Whipple gravestone. October 26, 2008. Chapel of The Chimes, Hayward, California. Digital Image by Cheryl. [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE] California. 2009

Copyright © 2010 by Cheryl Palmer

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Meet A Rabbit #59

We now have Graveyard Rabbit #59! Please follow me because Cyndi Beane Henry of Greenbrier Valley Graveyards has shared some information about herself with us! You can read about her here! Enjoy!

Copyright © 2010 by Cheryl Palmer

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Meet A Rabbit #58

Meet the 58th rabbit Leah Allen, author of "The Sacramento Valley Graveyard Rabbit." Follow me to see why Leah decided to take the plunge and become a rabbit right here! Enjoy!

Copyright © 2010 by Cheryl Palmer

Friday, May 21, 2010

Spend Memorial Day at Mountain View Cemetery

Have you made Memorial Day plans yet? Why not make plans to spend the day or at least part of the day at Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland, where there will be special activities!

May 31, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. the 89th Annual Memorial Day Commemoration will be held. There will be a salute to the fallen, guest speakers and a presentation of the colors. Dennis Evanosky will lead a Civil War Plot tour at 11:30 am. California and the role Californian's played in the Civil War will be emphasized by Dennis.

Copyright © 2010 by Cheryl Palmer

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Wordless Wednesday ~ Sardinha

Mary Sardinha headstone. May 10, 2009. Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hayward, California. Digital image privately held by Cheryl. [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE] California. 2010

Copyright © 2010 by Cheryl Palmer

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday ~ Santini

Harry Santini's Headstone is in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward. I came across this stone one day when I was visiting and looking for family headstones. The surname Santini is in my daughter's family history, so I took this photo. My daughter's great grandmother was Eva Santini born in California in 1894. Could Harry be Eva's brother? Maybe he was her cousin? Santini isn't a very common name so I tend to think there is a relationship there. I will be looking into this!

Copyright © 2010 by Cheryl Palmer

Friday, April 30, 2010

Meet A Rabbit #57

Graveyard Rabbit #57 has joined the association! Nancy Pattenden authors "The Graveyard Rabbit Blog for the York Region Branch OGS Cemetery Transcripts, Etc." Find out about the Re-Dedication Nancy attended and more here. Enjoy!

Copyright © 2010 by Cheryl Palmer

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Meet A Rabbit #56

Time to Meet another new Graveyard Rabbit! Please meet rabbit # 56, Debbie Matlack the author of Cemeteries. You can read all about Debbie and see a few great pictures here. Enjoy!

Copyright © 2010 by Cheryl Palmer

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Wordless Wednesday ~ Lone Tree Cemetery

William D. Hayward Memorial Amphitheater. Lone Tree Cemetery, Hayward, California. Digital Image, March 20, 2009. Privately held by Cheryl. [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE] California. 2010

Copyright © 2010 by Cheryl Palmer

Sunday, April 4, 2010

This Rabbit...

This rabbit wishes you a very HAPPY EASTER!

Copyright © 2010 by Cheryl Palmer

Friday, April 2, 2010



JUNE 25, 1932
NOV. 20. 2003

I saw the bunny and thought I needed to honor you this Easter!

Headstone of Charles J. McNealy is located in Roselawn Cemetery, Livermore, California
Copyright © 2010 by Cheryl Palmer

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Meet A Rabbit #55

We have another new Graveyard Rabbit! Our Rabbit #55 is John Edward Stark, author of "The Texas Underground." Be sure to read up on John and see whose grave he has taken his picture with here. Enjoy!

Copyright © 2010 by Cheryl Palmer

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Meet A Rabbit #54

Time to meet another Graveyard Rabbit! This will be #54, Tina Micheal Ruse. Tina's GYR site is titled "Campo Santo-Holy Ground." Find out if she has a background with cemeteries in the article here. Enjoy!

Copyright © 2010 by Cheryl Palmer

Friday, March 26, 2010

Roses for Rowe and Robinson at Roselawn

One day while I was strolling through Roselawn Cemetery I saw this unique headstone. It was for Nellie Kennedy Rowe. I knew I had to take pictures of this headstone with all of the roses. The name Rowe from Livermore meant something to me,too. I know a Rowe, or should probably say, knew a Rowe from Livermore. I have no idea if there is a relation between these two or not, but it wouldn't surprise me in the least if there is.

Nellie was born January 26, 1912 in Arkansas and died February 18, 1985 in San Joaquin County, Ca. The center of the headstone shares picture of Nellie. Below her picture there is an phrase which reads ~


The label to the right of this has the initials, as I read them to be, "C.C."

Right next to Nellie's headstone was another headstone which at a quick glance I assumed to be Nellie's husband. I quickly took the pictures and moved on. Upon returning home and really looking at these headstones, I realized, this second headstone was not that of Nellie's husband. The name on this headstone reads Johnny Dean Robinson. The dates state ~ Born August 3, 1961 ~ Died July 21, 1983. Johnny only lived to be 22 years of age. The year he was born, 1961, and the year Nelli was born, 1912, were definitely from different generations.

Johnny's picture is also in the middle and below his picture it reads ~


The banner to the bottom right on Johnny's headstone has the initials J.D.R, Johnny Dean Robinson?

I was unable to find what the initials on Nellie's headstone stand for at this point. Johnny must have been Nellie's grandson.

Copyright © 2010 by Cheryl Palmer

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Meet A Rabbit #53

Next, The Graveyard Rabbit Association is introducing Laura Leibman, author of the Colonial Graveyard Rabbit. Laura, the 53rd Graveyard Rabbit to be introduced shares with us what her job entails and why she chose to become the Colonial Graveyard Rabbit. You can read her article here. Enjoy!
Copyright© 2010 by Cheryl Palmer

Meet A Rabbit #52

The Graveyard Rabbit Association is sharing another Meet A Rabbit article. This time meet Yolanda Campbell the author of Graveyard Rabbit Journeys. Follow her story and find out how many gravestone pictures she has! Enjoy!

Copyright © 2010 by Cheryl Palmer

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Wordless Wednesday ~ Cohen

Angel Lynn Cohen b. April 5, 1990 d. December 23, 1990. You'll always be our angel. Roselawn Cemetery, Livermore, California

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Wordless Wednesday ~ Rickey Self

Rickey Self
b. May 4, 1941 d. September 4, 1955
Lone Tree Cemetery, Hayward, California

Monday, March 8, 2010

Alameda County 100 Club ~ Post 2

As promised in my last post, here is the list of names that are engraved on the right panel of the Alameda County 100 Club Memorial at Lone Tree Cemetery in Hayward. These are firefighters and police officers who have fallen in the line of duty since 1973.

David Guider - October 2, 1973
David Branhan - February 7, 1974
Dave Marks - February 7, 1974
Paul George - June 4, 1974
Kenneth McGregor - June 4, 1974
William M. Cann - August 29, 1974
David Jones - June 6, 1976
William Elliott - January 17, 1979
Michael J. Faulkner - June 27, 1981
Ramon Irizarry Jr. - January 18, 1983
Robert Davey Jr. - March 3, 1983
Chesley Stephens - November 13, 1984
Richard Blancher - February 23, 1986
Timothy Smith - January 2, 1987
Benjamin Worchester - March 25, 1987
Lance Petersen - November 1, 1990
Timothy Baird - December 19, 1990
John Grubensky - October 20, 1991
James Riley Jr. - October 21, 1991
William Grijalbva - December 15, 1993
Miguel Soto - June 22, 1994
Timothy Howe - April 14, 1995
Keith Konopasek - July 8, 1995
Herbert Stovall Jr. - August 16, 1995
Richard Sanders - January 15, 1997
John Monego - December 12, 1998
James Williams Jr. - January 10, 1999
Tracy Toomey - January 10, 1999
Michael Maloy - November 8, 1999
William Wilkins - January 12, 2001
Sekou Turner - May 22, 2002
William Seuis - July 22, 2004
Nels Dan Niemi - July 25, 2005
Brent Clearman - August 6, 2006
John Miller - November 16, 2007

This digital photo was taken by me on March 20, 2009. At that time this is
what was engraved in this monument.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Meet A Rabbit #51

Time for another Graveyard Rabbit introduction! This is rabbit #51. Her name is Jo Arnspiger and she will be authoring the blog "Dust to Dust GYRabbit." You can read the latest at the Graveyard Rabbit site here. Enjoy!

Alameda County One Hundred Club ~ Post #1

This monument stands in Hayward's Lone Tree Cemetery. It was erected in 2008 and holds memory to the county's fallen heroes. You can find the memorial in the newer section of the cemetery towards the back.
The center panel boasts the logo for the 100 club and says:

Alameda County 100 Club
Founded in 1974 by Martin C. Kauffman
This Memorial Is Dedicated To The
Families Of Peace Officers
And Firefighters Who
Gave Their Lives Protecting The
Citizens Of Alameda County

Below this is the California and United States Flags along
with the police officer and firefighter logos.
On the left is this beautiful poem written by George Hahn, a retired Sargent
from the LA Police Department:

I never dreamed it would be me,
My name for all eternity,
Recorded here at this hallowed place,
Alas, my name, no more face.

"In the line of duty" I hear them say;
My family now the price will pay,
My folded flag stained with their tears;
We only had those few short years.

The badge no longer on my chest,
I sleep now in eternal rest;
My sword I pass to those behind,
And pray they keep this thought in mind;

I never dreamed it would be me,
And with heavy heart and bended knee;
I ask for all here from the past,
Dear God let my name be the last.

The right panel lists the fallen officers and firefighters starting in 1973.
I will share each of these names with you in my following post.

Across the bottom of the memorial states:

Honoring and remembering all peace officers and firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

Monday, March 1, 2010

How Would You Define Cemetery, Graveyard, Coffin, Casket and Sarcophagus?

I was playing on the Web today and thought I would see how few words are defined online. 
I thought some of these were interesting so I am sharing them with you.

What's the difference between a cemetery and a graveyard?  

(The word, “graveyard,” was not recorded until the early 19th century.)

 Answer:  A  graveyard  is  always  adjacent  to  and  part  of  a  church.
 Answer: Graveyards are in the "yards" of churches.

Do you know the difference between a coffin, a casket and a sarcophagus? 
It's the shape! A coffin is wider at the shoulders, narrower at the head and feet. 
Answer: A coffin is rectangular and a sarcophagus is more molded into the shape of 
 the human body and often had a portrait of the deceased painted on the lid.

Answer: In contemporary practice, coffins have six sides while caskets have four


1 : a small chest or box (as for jewels)

2 : a usually fancy coffin

A sarcophagus is a stone container for a coffin or body. The word comes from Greek "sarx" meaning "flesh", and "phagein" meaning "to eat", so sarcophagus means "eater of flesh"...
Sarcophagi were usually made by being carved, decorated or built ornately. Some were built to be freestanding above ground, as a part of an elaborate tomb ortombs. Others were made for burial, or were placed in crypts. In Ancient Egypt, a sarcophagus was usually the external layer of protection for a royal mummy, with several layers of coffins nested within.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Wordless Wednesday ~ Husband

Husband, Dublin Cemetery, Dublin, Alameda, California. Digital Image. July 2009. Image held by Cheryl Palmer. [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE] California. 2010

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Thomas H. Donlon

"1834-1859 A Native of Longford, Ireland. He pledged $50 to help build Old Saint Raymond's Church in 1856. (You can see a picture of the church in my previous post) While working on the church, he fell from the roof and was killed at age 25. A school in Dublin was named for him by vote of the student body."

Thomas Donlon's monument.

The full inscription reads:

To the memory of
Thomas H. Donlon
who departed this life
Sept. 16 1859
In the 25 year of his age
Native of Co. Longford
May his soul rest in peace
Erected by his beloved
sister Eliza.

Dear friends for me do not weep.
I am not dead but here asleep;
Short was my time, long is my rest,
On me God called, He thought it best.

The street Dublin Cemetery, Old St. Raymond's Church and Murry School, now the Heritage Center, are all located on Donlon Road.

Monday, February 1, 2010

A Feel for Dublin Cemetery and it's Location

I lived in a city next to Dublin for nine or ten years, this was a good twenty years or so ago. At the time I was not aware this cemetery even existed which was maybe fifteen minutes from where I lived. When my husband showed me this cemetery recently, I was in awe. It was in an out of the way place, off of a main street in Dublin.

To the direct right of where you enter the cemetery, on the same property, is the Heritage Center, which you can see below. This used to be the Murray School House.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Meet A Rabbit #50

Can you believe we have reached 50 Graveyard Rabbits? This is an awesome feat! Who is our fiftieth rabbit? Let me lead you to Ruth Coker! Her blog is "Ruth's Graveyard Rabbit Blog." Please click on this link to read more about Ruth and how old she was when she became involved with cemeteries. Enjoy!

Meet a Rabbit #49

Well, it is time to meet Grace! Grace is the 49th Graveyard Rabbit to be introduced to you. She authors "The Wandering Graveyard Rabbit." Reading this introduction over at the Graveyard Rabbit site will explain perfectly why the title of her blog is such! Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Meet A Rabbit #48

Graveyard Rabbit #48 has been introduced here. Her name is Grace and she is the author of "The Wandering Graveyard Rabbit." She loves to travel and ran across a Graveyard Rabbit post one night. The rest is history. Find out more about Grace, enjoy!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Meet A Rabbit #47

Graveyard Rabbit #47 is ready for introduction. Rabbit #47 is Tess Conrad who authors "The New Orleans Graveyard Rabbit." Tess's story starts in New York and her interest in graveyards didn't stem from genealogy as many other rabbits interests do. Find out what brought her to blogging for Graveyard Rabbits here. Enjoy!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Meet A Rabbit #46

It has been awhile since I have introduced a new Graveyard Rabbit to you, so without further ado, please allow me to introduce to you Graveyard Rabbit #46 Teresa Elliott. She is the author of Rutherford County, Tennessee Cemeteries. Find out a bit of Teresa's history, how she became interested in graveyards and even learn a tip or two regarding photography. You can read about her here. Please enjoy!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Sentimental Sunday ~ (Walters) Palmer

Mary Elizabeth (Walters) Palmer was born February 20, 1945 in Merced, California. She lived a very short life as she died when she was only 42 years old. She was my husband's first wife and I worked with her for about a year, so I knew her as well.

Liz, as she was known, lived in Arkansas at the time of her death. She was about to move back to California when she was murdered. She was brought back to Livermore, California to be buried. Services were held on June 2, 1987.

Naturally, because she was a part of my husband's life and my life also, we both have history, emotions and sentiments regarding her life and her death. Unbelievably, it has almost been twenty three years since her services. My family still suffers when reminiscing about her. She however, suffers no more.