Time travel as close as your local cemetery.

The importance of passing on family heirlooms

June 30, 2014 | Family | Permalink

On a recent weekend, I went to an estate sale along with over a couple hundred other people hoping to make off with a bargain — or piece of history. Everything you could possibly imagine was up for grabs: tractors, tools, lawn equipment, shotguns, taxidermy bear and deer heads, knives, ladders, home furnishings, antiques, silver coins, […]

Phobias, death and things that go bump in the night

June 15, 2014 | Family | Permalink

For many, Friday the 13th is considered an unlucky day with a full moon, bad luck and calamities associated with it. Fortunately, this year’s only Friday the 13th just passed and the next one won’t arrive until February 13, 2015. Growing up, I had a teacher who got the biggest kick out of Friday the […]

Paying respects; one day a year

June 12, 2014 | Family | Permalink

Hundreds of families stream onto Fort Knox Army Base in Kentucky every Memorial Day to pay their respects to loved ones buried in one of the 121 cemeteries here. It’s the only day a year the base allows entry to visit the graves. Genealogy buff Peggy Smith says it gives her a chance to reconnect […]

Inheriting honor and trust

June 10, 2014 | Family | Permalink

“I remember every year on All Saints Day, driving from one cemetery to another with my grandparents, George and Mary Rose, and my great aunt Sister Annalita,” says Louisville native Dawn Lyons-Tooley. “We visited the cemeteries where my relatives are buried. “My grandmother and aunt would take spades and buckets, and plant flowers,” she says as […]

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