One of the most enjoyable parts of this hobby, for me, is helping others. You never know when a grave you photograph or a memorial you put online might help a grieving loved one visit a grave they might otherwise never have been able to see.
While out snapping photos in a small church’s cemetery this morning, I came across the graves of two young men, brothers, who shared more than a family connection.
In the small, unassuming town of Eunice, Louisiana in Acadia Parish, rests a brave, little girl that triumphed over the cancer that took her life by using her suffering to end that of others’.
One of the first draws I had to One Foot in the Grave: Secrets of a Cemetery Sexton
by Chad Daybell was a review by none other than Find A Grave founder, Jim Tipton.
Finally, a book that glibly exposes the often funny, always poignant truth behind the life of an undertaker.
A term that I never heard before coming to the Find A Grave forums was “zinker”. I saw it mentioned it a few times there and poked around until I found it explained. It was quite an interesting tidbit of information and I quickly became yet another of the many “zinker hunters”.
The most rewarding graving trips are those where I set out to find something in particular and end up finding more than I’d ever even hoped for.