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|When I was growing up, my parents kindled in my sister and I a keen interest in various aspects of history. My Dad has a love for Civil War memorabelia in particular and just anything old in general. Family road trips always included stopping at old cemeteries to peruse old headstones - both of family members and strangers. It made for some interesting "What I did on my summer vacation" essays!|
Throughout my life, I have continued to enjoy an interest in unusual memorials and the beauty of funerary art and sculpture. Over the last couple of years I have become increasingly drawn to the idea of researching my family genealogy and this site is helping me to begin that quest. I am very grateful to all of you other members for your contributions that are helping me make a start, and I hope to become an active contributor as I get the hang of things on this new adventure.