Cemetery Day, 18 June 2017...

Today is “Cemetery Day”. A day to commemorate and share our love of cemeteries, and our loved ones who have passed. I’ve had the opportunity to visit numerous cemeteries as I’ve travelled. I mean, why go to the tourist sites, when you can visit your great great grandparents grave, eh? That’s so much more interesting. So here’s a collection of just a few of them for you, for #CemeteryDay. I’ll start off with one that’s close to my heart, and that is one of my little brother, whom I never knew. Now for some others more distant … firstly here’s some from Scotland. I don’t have relatives here, but the cemetery was gorgeous. In 2014 when visiting England, we (my family and I) ย went to a number of towns our ancestors came from, so here’s some photos of those cemeteries. And when I visited Finland, naturally I visited the cemetery there too … and found some relis! And one last photo … the Helsinki cemetery is incredible. So quiet, so picturesque it was very “park like”, so here’s a ‘general’ photo of the cemetery, though it really doesn’t do it justice at all. So till next year, that’s my collection of a few of my cemetery...

Introducing #CemeteryDay...

I’m a follower of the “Days of the Year” website. For those who aren’t familiar with this site, here’s what their About page says: “Days Of The Year aims to bring all of the worldโ€™s weird, funny, wonderful and bizarre holidays under one roof, and to create the ultimate guide to celebrating each and every day.” Scroll on through and you’ll find some weird ones like False Teeth Day (9 March), Pecan Day (25 March), International Axe Throwing Day (13 June), Lamington Day (21 July), Save Your Photos Day (last Saturday in September) or Name Your PC Day (20 November) and literally hundreds, if not thousands more. I tend to use the site to see if there’s any “Days” that are coming up that I could use as a blog idea.ย For Recipe Day (or even Biscuit Day) I’ve thought of popping up my grandma’s fav Rock Bun recipe, Wedding Day I could find some old wedding pics, Grandparents Day should be easy enough to come up with something, Old Stuff Day (2 March) sounds like a fun one … and so on. And for those who are genealogically-minded pop these on your calendar: – Genealogy Day (2nd Saturday in March) – Ancestor Appreciation Day (27 September) Anyway I have some cemetery photos I’ve been wanting so share, so I was looking on their site for for any listing of “Cemetery Day”, “Headstone Day”, “Gravesite Day” or even a “Taphophilia Day”. But as there doesn’t seem to be any, so in lieu of any official “Day”, I’ve decided to make this coming Sunday 18 June “Cemetery Day”. I’ve come up with some ways that those who wish to take part in Cemetery Day can do so: – visit a cemetery...