Sunday, October 11, 2009

Harry Potter

I have this thing for cemeteries. {Samuel G. Clark is my Great Great Grandfather buried in Richfield, Utah}

I think this quote I found, (unknown author) say's it best; "Cemeteries are visible, tangible links with people who made history — ordinary individuals as well as famous people."
{Seegmiller is on my Great Grandmother's side of the family}

Cemeteries are also great resources for family history research, which is one of my favorite hobbies. I have found many clues and interesting facts in cemeteries. {Margarette Hemmers was my Grandmother's sister. She lost her life in a house fire while attending college in Monmouth Oregon to become a teacher}

I enjoy the gardens, architecture and history that come with cemeteries as well. They've never been a "spooky" thing to me.

{Otto Christianhemmers came to the U.S. from Germany in 1866
and is my Great Great Grandfather, he is the one who settled in Pleasant Home.}

I usually visit at least one cemetery in the towns I visit on road trips and vacations. And I often take photos. We also have several older cemeteries in our area. This photo is from one of them. I thought it would be appropriate for today's post. I think it fits in well with the Halloween theme I have goin on this month. Don't you.

{a fellow blogger/quilter posted one of her quilts to share at Bloggers Quilt Festival this weekend. She said that while it was on display at a Quilt Show she overheard someone say, "that quilt has been quilted to death!". I commented and said I LOVED the quilting, but I like cemeteries too. And next thing I know, I'm posting about cemeteries. LOL Don't ya love how Blog Land works.}

Happy Halloween Month! I hope everyone has had a Simply Fangtastic Weekend! LOL ooxx


Living on the Spit said...

I fins a certain amount of comfort in graveyards, as long as it is during the day. Full of history and stories.

I can not believe you found a Harry Potter "real" gravestone. that is just too cool.

Tricia Anne said...

I too like grave yards. When I visit my mom's sight, I find so much peace. It is just quiet and pleasant. Strange as it may sound.
I would love to know more about my family. Sadly I come from a family that doesn't talk too much and there are only a couple of us left, so my resources are even smaller than before. :o)
Happy Sunday!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Nessa said...

I've always liked graveyards, too. They seem so peaceful to me. I used to go there with my husband when we were just dating (is that weird?) and we would look at the names, or just talk and feel quiet.

Love the 'Harry Potter' gravestone!

Cathy said...

I enjoy visiting old grave yards too. So interesting that your found a Harry Potter one! That fellow bloggers quilting is amazing isn't it, she has a lot of talent! xo

Nedra said...

You are too funny. I think you must have a strong connection with geneology if you love to hunt through grave yards. Either that or you have Halloween blood.

Tina said...

My daughter loves Harry Potter. She loved seeing your picture.

searchfamilies said...

I wish more people would go & write up the gravestones to help people who do family history.
As for Harry Potter we have a elderly residence near us called Harry Potter House
Hugs Janice

Thimbleanna said...

It's the perfect time for posting about cemeteries! I'm glad to see someone else who takes pictures of tombstones -- I've always thought that it was a little morbid or odd, but I do love having pictures of ancestor headstones. Now that I know someone else takes them, I won't feel so funny about it! ;-)

Rachel Lynn said...

I went on a walk with my boyfriend's mom Sat. after we ate dinner, and we took a stroll through the cemetery on our way. They are so quiet, still, peaceful.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Catching up on your blog posts. I won't comment individually on them but you've had some great posts with lots going on. Love the new blog.

brigette said...

i looked for my great grandmother for ten years and finally found her name in a list of names from a cemetery... someone had gone through and made an index, and posted it!

Pamela said...

I love cemetary's!! I want to be married by the one right by our house. It sits on a hill and has a gorgeous view of Utah Lake. Love the Harry Potter grave stone. LOL!

Elaine said...

I love cemeteries :) My mom was into family our history, so we spent hours in old cemetaries circa 60s. We used to have picnics and take photos in our small town cemetary, I thought that was really weird, but I recently ran across a fb pic of a young family from our community, taken at Easter, in our cemetary ... Wow I guess the tradition lives on :)

Diane Cash said...

Just found your Blog, love it. I had to laugh to myself when I found you have a thing for cemeteries. So do I. I live just outside of Richmond, VA rich in Civil War History. If you ever come to VA, don't miss our historical "Hollywood Cemetary". I have included a link for you to check out. Diane


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