Exploring Almost Forgotten Gravesites in the Great State of Ohio

Dedicated to cemetery preservation in the great state of Ohio

"A cemetery may be considered as abandoned when all or practically all of the bodies have been Removed therefrom and no bodies have been buried therein for a great many years, and the cemetery has been so long neglected as entirely to lose its identity as such, and is no longer known, recognized and respected by the public as a cemetery. 1953 OAG 2978."

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas! Sharing: "A Christmas Request Answered a Century Later"

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate this joyous holy day. 


Taking this opportunity to extend my appreciation to all of the readers of this blog who stop by and visit it throughout the year.  Thank You!
 Please keep your individual and group efforts going in 2017 to preserve and save Ohio's almost forgotten cemeteries with safe methods of documentation and Do No Harm gravestone conservation that properly preserves grave markers and their inscriptions.  

Sharing a heartwarming story that comes from the New York Times:  "A Christmas Request Answered a Century Later" written by Corey Killgannon which appeared online on December 20, 2016.  

We can pause a few moments today to learn about the life of Mary Elizabeth McGann McGahan by peering through the porthole of the past to read her childhood Christmas letter written to Santa Claus in 1907.  Mary's specific Christmas gift requests were for her brother and others -- for people whom she never met -- that touched a man's heart who read it over a century after she so thoughtfully crafted it.  The nature of her requests so inspired him that he made it his goal to honor her memory in a most befitting and lasting way.