Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Welcome to the Eastern Washington Graveyard Rabbit!

I'm a bit overdue for announcing my new blog, but I'm sure you'll forgive me.

Terry Thornton, who writes the well-known and widely-read Hill Country of Monroe County, Mississippi blog, got a wild hare hair and encouraged those of us who were already blogging about genealogy to begin to blog about our local cemeteries. He, along with the inimitable footnoteMaven, is a founder of the Association of Graveyard Rabbits, and I'm privileged to be asked to be one of the charter members.

Why "Graveyard Rabbits"? We derive our name from a poem by Frank Lebby Stanton, American poet of the Deep South. You can read about Stanton, learn about rabbits, hares, and superstitions, and enjoy the poem itself here.

The purpose of The Eastern Washington Graveyard Rabbit will be to feature "epitaphs, images, and more from the cemeteries of the Inland Northwest." Eastern Washington has been my home for 29 years, but it was not my ancestral home. I know more about the cemeteries in my ancestral locations back east than I do about my local cemeteries, so this will be a learning process for me as well.

I plan to post just a few times a month at first, as time allows. Please be patient as I learn to utilize this new blog template and find my voice, so to speak, for this particular publication.

Again, welcome, and humble thanks for dropping by!


amyrebba said...

welcome dear. I'm glad you could join us! I'm having fun with this by working on a cemetery in Post Falls that is nearly forgotten. I hope you have fun. You have some beautiful cemeteries where you live.

Taneya said...

cool! Another Graveyard Rabbit blog to add to my feed reader.

Judith Richards Shubert said...

Look forward to all of your posts!

Miriam said...

Thank you for your kind words, everyone!