A Charter Member of the Association of Graveyard Rabbits.
This blog was created to promote the historical importance of cemeteries, grave markers, and the family history to be learned from a study of burial customs, burying grounds, and tombstones of Central Florida.
Friday, October 31, 2008
A bird's eye view for ye rabbits
Yours truly created a Google Map of all the hopping grounds already mentioned in this blog, and will commit to updating it on a weekly basis.
Apopka: Greenbrier, Greenwood, Highland Memory Garden, Old Church
Geneva: Geneva, Stewart Memorial
Kenansville: Bull Creek, Evergreen.
Kissimmee: Barber, East Lake, Finney Point, Howard, Osceola Memory Gardens, Partin, Shingle Creek.
Lake Mary: Lake Mary, Oaklawn
Ocoee: Memorial Garden, Ocoee
Orange County: Bay Ridge, Beulah, Boggy Creek, Chapel Hill, Conquest, Doctor Phillips, Drawdy-Rouse, Eatonville, Fort Christmas, Lake Hill, Locke, Magnolia, Maitland, Oak Ridge, Oakland, Ohev Shalom, Taft, Tangerine, West Orange, Woodlawn.
Orlando: Conway, Greenwood, Mizell, Powell, Washington Park.
Osceola County: Aftergate, Brown, Illahaw, Narcoossee, Oak Hill, Pleasant Hill, Sandhill, Willis, Wolf Creek, Yates.
St. Cloud: Barber, Mt. Peace
Sanford: Evergreen, Lakeview.
Seminole County: Boston Hill, Catholic Clergy, Longwood, New Uppsala, Paola, Slavia, Slovak, St. Luke's, Woodbridge.
In the white moonlight, where the willow waves, He halfway gallops among the graves--- A tiny ghost in the gloom and gleam, Content to dwell where the dead men dream, But wary still: For they plot him ill; For the graveyard rabbit hath a charm (May God defend us!) to shield from harm!
Over the shimmering slabs he goes--- Every grave in the dark he knows; But his nest is hidden from human eye Where headstones broken on old graves lie. Wary still! For they plot him ill: For the graveyard rabbit, though skeptics scoff, Charmeth the witch and the wizard off!
The black man creeps, when the night is dim, Fearful, still, on the track of him; Or fleety follows the way he runs, For he heals the hurts of the conjured ones. Wary still! For they plot him ill; The soul's bewitched that would find release, To the graveyard rabbit go for peace!
He holds their secret---he brings a boon Where winds moan wild in the dark o' the moon; And gold shall glitter and love smile sweet To whoever shall sever his furry feet! Wary still! For they plot him ill: For the graveyard rabbit hath a charm (May God defend us!) to shield from harm.