Cemeteries at Night and My Pumpkin Mission

  Tonight I simply wanted to log on and tell you about my return trip to Johnnie's grave to retrieve the pumpkin I left for him.  I left a pumpkin at Clara's grave, too. I knew they would be fine for a month or so, but also knew I had the responsibility of going...

Adopting Graves 2013: My Thoughts and a Look Back on a New Tradition

This is the fifth post in a series titled “Adopting Graves”, where I’ve enjoyed sharing my journey of adopting and researching two graves during the autumn season. For previous posts, visit: Adopting Graves: Second Visit with Clara and Johnnie Adopting Graves: A New...

Adopting Graves: Second visit with Clara and Johnnie…

This is the fourth post in a series titled “Adopting Graves”, where I’ve enjoyed sharing my journey of adopting and researching two graves during the autumn season. For previous posts, visit: Adopting Graves: A New Autumn Tradition (2013) Adopting Graves: Some...

Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri…

It is a cemetery that could keep you busy for days… weeks even. And it's the largest and possibly the most beautiful cemetery I've ever seen. Opening in 1849, Bellefontaine (pronounced “bell fountain” by most St. Louisans) consists of 314 acres of...