Family History Research

Follow Friday – A Cemetery Wedding

I read A Grave Interest’s post Going to the Chapel….Cemetery Weddings recently. What an interesting concept!

I have a few pictures of graves from Bohemian National Cemetery in Chicago where you can see people sitting around on the grass. I have heard of my families picnicing around family graves prior to the 1950s. This was not a tradition passed down that we still do today.

I think a cemetery is a great place for a wedding. So many cemeteries are garden-like or have beautiful chapels on site. There are also many military statues and memorials which would make a nice backdrop for a military wedding.

What do you think? Would you get married in a cemetery? I would consider it!

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Follow Friday – May 20, 2011

I came across an interesting website about grave photographs. Take a peek.

Forgotten Faces: A Window into our Immigrant Past

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Tombstone Tuesday – Elizabeth Galbraith Shannon

This is the grave of Elizabeth Galbraith Shannon. She is the wife of James E. Shannon. Her grave is the same stone as James’s. Her information is on the opposite side of his. James and Elizabeth are buried in High Prairie Cemetery, Marshfield, Webster, Missouri. Thanks to my friend Chris Young for snapping the picture for me.

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How creepy is this?

I took a few grave photos last weekend and sent them to a relative in Wisconsin. She asked me if that was my son in the photo. Not thinking I had attached any photos of my son with the grave photos I asked her where. She said the picture below.  I lightened it up to get a better look at the face.

Do you see the man in the upper left corner? I have no idea who this is. There was no one in the cemetery section with us and my husband and twins were in the car watching and waiting for us. I do not even recognize this person.

Have you ever captured something in your photos you didn’t “see” when you took it?


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