April A to Z Challenge 2020:
Every April, bloggers around the world make posts for each letter of the alphabet. It’s a lot of fun and a great way to find new blogs to read.
Historic Cemetery Theme
Most bloggers choose a theme for their A to Z posts, and I’m no exception. I chose “historic cemeteries” as my theme, and most of my posts are adapted excerpts from my book Understanding Cemetery Symbols. I added a LOT more photos, though! [ Also, full disclosure: that’s an Amazon affiliate link. If you buy stuff after clicking it, I make a few pennies at no additional cost to you.]
My Master List of Cemeteries from A to Z:
Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with all the ones you want to read, though. So here’s a Master List with all my A to Z :
A- What do Anchors Symbolize? (It’s probably NOT what you think!)
B- Why are Benches so Common in Historic Cemeteries?
C- So Many Different Types of Crosses!
D- Double-Headed Eagles
E- Let’s Talk about Epitaphs
F- Why Do Saints & Angels Go Bare Foot?
G- What do Grottos Symbolize?
H- Grave Houses, Shelters, & Other Covers
I- What does IHS actually stand for?
J- Jewish Acronym for “here lies”
K- His Grave Taunts the KKK! (Also: What do Obelisks Mean?)
L- Lost Cemetery of Infants (A Surprisingly Cheery Tale!)
M- Musicmakers, Bartenders & Bricklayers from Hell’s Half Acre
N- New Testament Symbols, Christianity & the Zodiac
O- Oakwood is the John Smith of Cemetery names
P- Paranormal Texas: The Tragic Tale of Sally Bowman
R- Roswell of Texas: Space Alien Grave
S- Serial Killer Grave
T- What’s a Tumulus?
U- Urban Legends in Historic Cemeteries
V- Virtual Cemetery Tour: Mounded Seashell Graves
…and more on the way!
W- What are Grave Goods?
X- X Marks the Spot!
Z- Zinc Monuments a.k.a. “White Bronze”
Tombstone Tuesday = a monthly cemetery podcast
Since you’re here, I’d like to invite you to tune into my podcast. On the first Tuesday of the month, I host Tombstone Tuesday, a 30-minute podcast about exploring historic cemeteries. To listen live or catch the replay: Click here
Learn more at my Historic Cemetery Podcast & Facebook Page:
Do you have questions about symbols you’ve seen on headstones? Drop by Exploring Historic Cemeteries on Facebook and let me know! And tune in to my 30-minute historic cemetery podcast on the first Tuesday of each month: Tombstone Tuesday with Tui Snider.
READ MY BOOK: If you enjoy historic cemeteries and want to learn more, check out my book: Understanding Cemetery Symbols. It’s available on Amazon in paperback and ebook form.
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Tui Snider is an author, speaker, and photographer who specializes in North Texas travel, cemetery symbols, and haunted lore. As she puts it, “I used to write fiction – but then, I moved to Texas!”
Snider’s best-selling books include Paranormal Texas , Understanding Cemetery Symbols, and 100 Things to Do in Dallas - Fort Worth Before You Die.