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Taphophile Corner - sharing the passion

Recently I was asked if I would make a special trip to visit a young lady who had heard me speak on the topic of cemeteries. She was wondering if I would share an afternoon with her and show her some secrets from her own local cemeteries. To be honest it was quite a drive for me. On the flip side, these were cemeteries I don’t get a chance to explore very often. OK, I was sold.

The girl’s mother was concerned that they would have to pick a cemetery that was “good enough” to go to.

I assured them both, just point me into the direction of ANY cemetery and I will find something amazing. Some of the most wonderful finds are hidden in tiny cemeteries.

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Taphophile Corner - candle projects

This blog posting will show you how to incorporate your cemetery photos as well as special words from headstones, into beautiful candles you can use or simply display.

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A white cross with a message inscribed on the front, a soggy teddy bear, artificial spring flowers covered in dirty snow. At an intersection, in a median, along a section of interstate. A death has happened here, and a family wants you to know about it and share in their grief.

Taphophile Corner - roadside memorials

A white cross with a message inscribed on the front, a soggy teddy bear, artificial spring flowers covered in dirty snow. At an intersection, in a median, along a section of interstate. A death has happened here, and a family wants you to know about it and share in their grief.

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Taphophile Corner - Fraternal Orders

Benjamin Franklin once said, “Show me your cemeteries and I will tell you what kind of people you have.” What a seriously profound quote.

This is where being a taphophile delves into, of all things, cultural anthropology. We seem to thrive on dark cloaks, secret phrases and mysterious rituals – we are drawn to fraternal orders. No matter the year, there are certain truths that will persist through the ages when it comes to people. The things that drive us as a group

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Taphophile Corner - An Ode To Spring

“… Flowers play an important role in the cemetery. Depending on the type of flower, they communicate many things about the grave they are on. …”

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