July 23, 2014

Graveyard Rabbit Carnival – The Whittemores of Pleasant Grove Iowa

This is an early photograph taken around 1995 in the churchyard at Pleasant Grove, Iowa. The headstones are for John Whitmore (Whittemore, etc.) and his wife Mary Elizabeth DeSpain. The churchyard is at the Shinar Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Des […]

2011 Memorial Day – Veterans

Yates and Allied Families   Wilkerson and Allied Families On every Memorial Day I remember all of my family members who have passed on. Not all of the people in this collage have passed, but many of them have.  I […]

Do You Have Favorite Family Members?

Minnie Smith age 12

Are there favorite family members you like to research or write about?  Until someone else posed this question, I hadn’t really given it much thought just who I seemed to write about the most.  I think about several of my […]

How To Clean A Headstone – Advice From The Artist

Mary E. and John Whitmore.

If you are planning a trip to the cemetery to clean some headstones, you should check out this advice from Roy Dixon. Roy is an authority because he designs and creates hand carved memorials for Leyda, Burrus and Metz Monument […]

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