Sisters of Mercy

Ordinarily I share photos of multiple headstones on Taphophile Thursday. Those pictures tend to focus more on the cemetery as a whole and less on individual markers. But this grouping of headstones in Janesville Wisconsin’s Mount Olivet Cemetery presented the individuals as a single entity. Which is what moved me to take a picture.

How Changing My Editorial Calendar Changed My Life

I started this blog while looking for cousins who share my love of family history. It’s been really fun connecting with kindred spirits and meeting extended family. Love love love collaborating with cousins who are equally inspired. But family history is only one of my interests. There’s also photography, old newspapers, graving, exploring technology, travel and so much more. They all tie together…

I’m Not Likin’ Lichen!

According to Wikipedia, lichens “are among the first living things to grow on fresh rock…”. I’m accustomed to seeing headstones affected by lichen. But unruly amounts of lichen tend to be found only on older headstones. Or so I thought until I visited the Mauston City Cemetery operated by the Mauston Cemetery Association in Mauston Wisconsin. Mauston…