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Patrick shares stories of the New Fall Tradition of
Cemetery Grave Adoptions that he started last year, and
meet Little Johnnie and Clara. He also gives tips and
recommendations, so that you can begin your own grave adoption
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For more on Little Johnnie and Clara, and for photos
from last year's grave adoptions, visit Adopting Graves 2013: My Thoughts and a Look Back
on a New Tradition
For Renae Rude - The Paranormalist's post that inspired this
tradition, visit Graveyards, churchyards and cemeteries: spending
an afternoon with the dead.
8 Tips to start your new Grave Adoption
- Know that you have the right to be in a cemetery to
pay your respects, just be sensitive and respectful of
- Choose a grave or head stone that is interesting to
you, most likely older, and out of respect, one that doesn't
already have signs of regular visitors, or family members paying
- If you’re interested in the genealogy of this
project, be sure to choose a head stone that still clearly displays
a name and dates.
- Realize that the days will get shorter as you get
deeper into the fall. Most cemeteries have times posted when the
cemetery is closed, and it’s usually “dusk”.
- Bring meaningful gifts or flowers on each visit… but
realize that you’re responsible for disposing of them later.
- Don’t be afraid to just talk casually, or even flat
out describe your new tradition to your adopted soul.
- Take photos on each visit. Document the work you’re
doing, if for nothing else, to inspire others.
- Have fun… don’t take it too seriously… and
definitely don’t make it about MOURNING or being SAD.
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