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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Good to see the Graveyard Rabbits back

The Association of Graveyard Rabbits is an association dedicated to the academic promotion of the historical importance of cemeteries, grave markers, and the family history to be learned from a study of burial customs, burying grounds, and tombstones; and the social promotion of the study of cemeteries, the preservation of cemeteries, and the transcription of genealogical/historical information written in cemeteries. Postings from the Association have beens scarce for some time.

Quoting from their website:


The Association was named for Frank Lebby Stanton's poem, The Graveyard Rabbit. Although the poem is about superstitions associated with graveyard rabbits, Stanton also establishes that such rabbits have a charmingly intimate knowledge of graveyards and a loving association with the dead. These traits are the motivation of the human beings interested in this group.
There are people associated with the Graveyard Rabbits in many states and some countries, other than the United States. Collectively, they are a huge knowledge base about local cemeteries and burials.

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