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Virtual Cemetery Tour: Seashell Mounded Graves

April A to Z Challenge 2020: It’s that time of year! 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 make friends online. Here’s my post for today:

Seashell mounded grave. (photo (c) Tui Snider)
Seashell mounded grave. (photo (c) Tui Snider)

Virtual Cemetery Tour

For the letter V, I thought I’d take us on a Virtual Cemetery Tour here in North Texas! Since we’ve been on lockdown, I’ve started sharing cemetery videos on YouTube. If you enjoy exploring historic cemeteries, then I invite you to join me on these fun adventures. Here’s the link: Exploring Historic Cemeteries.

Seashell mounded grave. (photo (c) Tui Snider)
Seashell mounded grave. (photo (c) Tui Snider)

Maybe you just want to read?

If you are simply in the mood to read, I invite you to browse through my A to Z list of articles about exploring historic cemeteries. Here’s that link: Historic Cemeteries A to Z.

Seashell at gravesite. (photo (c) Tui Snider)
Seashell at gravesite. (photo (c) Tui Snider)

Mounded Graves with Seashells in Jaybird Cemetery

I recently saw some interesting mounded graves that had clam shells embedded in them in historic Jaybird Cemetery here in North Texas. While my description in the video is pretty breezy, I should add that the exact historic origins of this practice are not entirely agreed upon. So enjoy my commentary, but please understand that I’m still researching this!

Tour Jaybird Cemetery with me:

Learn more about Seashells at graves

I should also mention that my book, Grave Goods, goes into much more detail about seashells at gravesites. And what about you: Have you ever seen seashells at a gravesite?

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.

Learn more at my Historic Cemetery Podcast & YouTube Channel:

Do you have questions about headstone symbols? Drop by my YouTube channel and let me take you one some virtual cemetery tours! You can also 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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One Comment

  1. Tarkabarka Tarkabarka

    What an interesting find! I’ve never seen seashells in cemeteries before. Maybe it’s not a practice in Hungary.

    The Multicolored Diary

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