Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween, everyone! May you have a spooky day.. and make sure to walk by a graveyard today! (No need to hold your breath or have a rabbit’s foot!) And may there be lots of candy! Continue reading Happy Halloween!

"The Ghost is Clear"

Today’s Enterprise had a fun article in the Local section that is “part of an occasional series leading up to Halloween” entitled “The Ghost is Clear” It discusses the gravestone of Veva L. Johnson who is buried at the Mayflower Hill Cemetery in Taunton, MA. A large family monument lists her basic birth and death dates: born 28 OCT 1880 and died 26 APR 1884. Beside the family obelisk is a small cement rocking chair that states “Her vacant chair”. It features a photograph of the chair filled with stuffed animals, and a few interesting quotes. City Councilor Charles Crowley … Continue reading "The Ghost is Clear"

Mount Auburn Cemetery lecture, Boston Public Library

Just received a mailing from Mount Auburn Cemetery, and there is a great lecture coming up: “W.E.B. Du Bois and the Enyclopedia Africana”October 18, 2006, 6 p.m. Boston Public Library, Copley SquareFree and open to the publicHenry Louis Gates, Jr. is the W.E.B. Du Bois Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University. Earlier this year he had a fantastic documentary series on PBS entitled “African American Lives“. I watched all the episodes, and loved every moment. Using genealogy and genetics, he researching his own history as well as several famous or high-achieving African Americans such as Oprah, Whoopi Goldberg, and … Continue reading Mount Auburn Cemetery lecture, Boston Public Library