Today we meet Graveyard Rabbit number 74, Julie Goucher. She is the author of Grave Encounters. Julie agrees with the rest of us Graveyard Rabbits that headstones and monuments deserve to be treated with respect and treasured. Sounds like a great addition to the organization to me! You can read more about her here, at the Graveyard Rabbit Association Blog. Enjoy!
The seventy third graveyard rabbit to join our association is Angela L. Burke. Angela's blog is "Headboards of Stone - A Mississippi Graveyard Rabbit Blog." Her featured bio can be found here at the main page of The Graveyard Rabbit Association Blog. Wait until you see how she spent her childhood! We welcome Angela! Enjoy!
I would once again like to share another Graveyard Rabbit feature from the Association. This time we meet Rabbit #72 Kellie Walton, author of the blog "She finds Friends." Kelli's father reminds me very much of my own father with his great sense of humor. Read what Kellie's father told his children when they were young! Do you think it has anything to do with why she became a Graveyard Rabbit today? You can find her story here! Enjoy!
I wanted to share another view of the San Lorenzo Pioneer Cemetery. This view shares a bit of the destruction that happened here in the past, along with some mature trees. You see a bit of this behind the headstone that is front and center. This is a view down one side of the cemetery, where you can see there was a black cyclone fence installed to help protect these monuments. This photo was taken quite a while ago so I am looking forward to heading there again one day soon to see how the refurbishing project is coming along that the Hayward Area Historical Society has been working on.
The headstone front and center is the resting place of:
There have been many new Graveyard Rabbits, I need to play catch up again!
Here is a start ~
Rabbit #71 is Sue Jones whose blog is "Sleeping Gardens and Other Final Resting Places." She is from Saffron Waldron in Essex England. You can read about her at the Graveyard Rabbit Association page here. Enjoy!
Can you imagine seeing a deed for a cemetery plot for sale on EBAY?
The article caught my attention because it referred to San Lorenzo Pioneer Cemetery. It also caught my attention because Toni Mann wrote the article. She writes for the San Lorenzo Patch. I have never met Toni, but have had a couple of correspondences with her online. We have San Lorenzo definitely in common along with the cemetery and maybe even genealogy research.
Toni shared with me the research she did for this article and explained she found the picture of the grave site on Find A Grave. She did the usual genealogical research, looking through census records and learning about the family that is involved.
Time to meet Graveyard Rabbit number seventy five. Her name is Robin Simonton and she writes the blog Graveyard Rabbit at the Triangle, N. C. She says "cemeteries are repositories of stories, dreams and hopes." I like that way of thinking. Why don't you head on over to her bio and learn more about her! Enjoy!
Time to meet another new Graveyard Rabbit. Actually introduced in October of last year, we have rabbit #70, Jezebel. Jezebel writes for the blog "Just An Untamed Taphophile." Find out what Jezabel loves/hates to see in cemeteries here. Enjoy the read!
Way back in July of last year Graveyard Rabbit #69 was introduced on the official Graveyard Rabbit site. This shows you how far behind I am in getting these wonderful new rabbits introduced to you. I will try to catch you all up as soon as possible. For now though, please take a few minutes to read about Susan Petersen who now authors "Nothing but Tombstones." Her fascinating story reveals the coincidence she has upon finding her grandparents plot! Read about Susan here. Enjoy!
I just love these old stones. I have been away from them far to long.
In the 1870 Federal Census I see Breyman was still in Mass. He was 34 years old at the time and worked as a farmer. I did not find him anywhere else with a quick look at Family Search.com, but that doesn't mean he isn't there, he may have gone by a different given name. I checked to see if his monument was entered on Find a Grave and I see it has been done. This is such a clear, beautiful memorial which sets at the Pioneer Cemetery in Pleasanton, California. Let's hope it stays that way, beautiful and clear. Maybe one day we will learn more about Breyman!
Rabbit #68 is Robert J.C. Baca. Robert's blog is titled: "Socorro and the Beyond Graveyard Rabbit."
His first interest in cemeteries came when he and some friends transcribed tombstones of one cemetery in a day! Find out more about Robert with his introduction on the Graveyard Rabbit site here. Enjoy!
Time to meet Graveyard Rabbit #67, Kimberly Sawtelle. She authors a blog titled "On a Grave Subject." Kimberly's mother did genealogical research and so she was introduced to cemeteries early on in life. Read about a great area for cemetery research in Washington and what prompted Kimberly to become a Graveyard Rabbit here! Enjoy!