Friday, June 22, 2018
Dave Cleghorn, gave me permission to use his photo that he posted on Flickr. Thanks, Dave! But it took me more than six years to actually post it. Tsk!
This wonderful author was laid to rest at Dryburgh Abbey as the world mourned the loss, and still does. Britannica.com lists him as the "Scottish novelist, poet, historian, and biographer who is often considered both the inventor and the greatest practitioner of the historical novel." No arguments here!
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Most people would probably say, "Relax! There are no bodies there; it's just the stones!" Fine, but the whole idea was just nasty. They were supposed to grind up those stones but instead they threw them into a drainage canal whole? There was no regard for, well, no regard for anything!
Note to Exeter District Cemetery: Find another recycler! Mahalo to the Fox station in Idaho for the video.
While this was certainly no fault of the cemetery's you have got to wonder why those stones were being replaced in the first place! Arbitrarily?
Whatever! I'm still annoyed.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Sunday, February 19, 2012
This photo to the right is one of my favorites! I love the stone and I love the letters! I cannot help but think Ms. Carter Galt must have been a very fun-loving lady! Seeing this stone make me wish I knew her!
It's a rock. I'm serious -- it's a rock! I figured you might not believe me so I made sure to include the rear view below.
In addition, sharing this photo with everyone is part of my attempt to assist with the kick-start and recovery of the Graveyard Rabbits Carnival, I am including it before I am satisfied with text. I am very satisfied with my other Carnival participants -- you have GOT to check it out!
There are many more photos to be taken around O'ahu -- and the State if I ever leave my island, but for now my photos are limited compared to those of my graveyard hopping friends. As of right now, I must admit that this is my favorite photo because there are few, if any, like it.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
If you are on Facebook, here is a link to the fishing story: http://www.homespunhonolulu.com/lets-go-fishing/)
My attention turned to photos of the interesting surroundings. Here is what I wrote about a very oddly-placed item:
"As luck would have it, and as odd as I am about such things, I get to be the lucky one to spot a gravestone cemented to the reef at right about the high-tide water line."Keep in mind that this was more than four years before I found some like-minded people and became the Graveyard Rabbit that I am now.
Ellen May McEnroe Miles passed away in May of 1999. I tried that day in 2007 and I have tried since to look up her name on the Internet but I have found very little about her. I did find something on one of the ancestor sites but could not find out any real detail about her or her life.
Perhaps she was a family member of the family that lived in the house fronting the beach where we were. Maybe she loved Hawaii and this was her final wish. Maybe her ashes were spread here.
The inscription says, "Soaring through the heavens." Perhaps someone will see this and leave a comment about who she was and/or why her grave marker is here. It is quite a conversation piece, if you happen to be around at low tide.
Monday, January 16, 2012
That anthology actually contains five of Stanton's lyric poems. I fell in love with this poem as I'm sure the founders of The Association of Graveyard Rabbits must have. Well, that is until about the 28th line or so -- "To whoever shall sever his furry feet!" The scary part of that line is that I had a recurring dream when I was a child -- I kept dreaming that I had to wear special skates or my feet would fall off. Seriously! I kid you not! I wonder if that was somehow prophetic. Hmmm... kind of creepy actually.
I love the poem and I love that my new found association adopted it! I'll adopt it too -- with an ever-so-slight different selection of words. Getting back to that button on the right, it was lovingly designed by yet another graveyard rabbit, the footnoteMaven. You might want to Google that name too!
Saturday, January 14, 2012
"Why independence, if the slaves of today will be the tyrants of tomorrow?" The Reign of Greed, José Rizal.Rizal Day is celebrated every year on December 30th, the anniversary of his death/execution in 1896. December 30, 2011 marked the 115th anniversary of the wrongful execution of this young, wonderful life.
During his travels he actually became conversational in 22 languages!
"He who does not love his own language is worse than an animal and smelly fish."
It is a good thing that I am pretty fond of my language!
I did ask Mililani Cemetery why this statue is there. They could not answer me about its history. They could only tell me that it had been there as long as they had been working there. I did, of course, asked about the hat. The reply was that people put leis on him all the time so maybe someone was trying to protect the head of the statue.
"Oh, from the sun?"If they locate the history of the statue, the promised to call me and let me know. Then I can share it with all of you.
"No, from the birds!"
|José Protacio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda|