Dublin, Ireland Cemetery and a Tale from Wales

Glasnevin Cemetery, DublinGreetings — on our recent cruise around the United Kingdom, we visited the gorgeous national cemetery in Dublin, Ireland. We had been advised to book a tour and I’m glad we did. With more than 1.5 million burials, we would never have found the really important people in the short time we had. We’ll be posting more burials soon.

In Wales, we learned a wonderful story about the adventures of a local woman, Jemima the Great.


Houston cemetery update and Edgar Allen Poe

PoageGreetings — we’ve added some very interesting people to Memorial Oaks Cemetery in Houston including several professional athletes, famous lawyers and business leaders and the lady who wrote the first cookbook on grilling with natural gas. Scroll down to the NEW.

We’ve also posted information about one of our favorite Edgar Allen Poe stories: The Masque of the Red Death.


New Grange, Ireland & a Buddhist Temple

Main Alter & BuddahGreetings — it’s too hot in Texas to do any field work, so Marks & I have been digging through our past for today’s post.

We first visited Ireland in 1998 and made a special trip to New Grange. It is a fascinating very ancient burial place.

Here in Houston, we have an incredibly diversified community. More than 145 languages are spoken here and the sacred spaces reflect that diversity. In South Houston there is a Buddhist Temple that contains the remains of hundreds of citizens.

We’re off to the United Kingdom to research cemeteries in a cooler climate. We’ll be back at the end of July.