Dedicated to the preservation and education of cemeteries.
A Member of the Association of Graveyard Rabbits.
Death is like a black camel that lies down at every door. Sooner or later one must ride the camel~Arabic saying
I am a Supervisor in our Local History/ Genealogy Room at Fremont Area District Library. I also am a genealogist of over 30 years. I love my job but find it doesn't give me the time I would like to explore cemeteries.
My family finds that all roads lead to a cemetery when they travel with me but they are also learning to enjoy the beauty and peace that is found there.
I organize a yearly cemetery walk for the community and help other area organizations with theirs. We explore the history and lore of the cemeteries while celebrating and learning about the people buried there.
Markers called head stones are placed at the west end of the burial but can be read from either direction. Most of the older cemeteries have burials East and West burials. Due to tightening spaces many city cemeteries have burials that are going in all directions. Sometimes there is a cement curb around the whole family burial plot. Or fencing would designate where their lot ended. Those who could afford it would have stones carved to designate what family owned the lot.