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.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Who is this blogger?!
All the details that are fit to print may be found in this introduction:
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.