There are two documented accounts of suspected vampirism in the community of Griswold, Connecticut. I heard the stories during one of my visits to the Jewett City Cemetery, in Jewett City, Connecticut, where my relatives are buried. The information in the stories came from Griswold Municipal Historian Mary R. Deveau’s
Rarely has the uncertainty of death been so succinctly and well-expressed, both in words and image, as in the gravestone of Phineas C. Wright. The large gray granite monument can be found near the northwest corner of Grove Street Cemetery in Putnam, Connecticut. The large graveyard is relatively flat, crowded
In July 2008, my 88-year-old mother, two sisters and I took a pilgrimage to Lithuania to discover our family roots. Both sets of my grandparents immigrated to the U.S. in the early 1900s and settled in New England. My mom and dad were born in this country, and when they
To feel the wind, sea-scented, on my cheek, To catch the sound of dusky flapping sail And dip of oars, and voices on the gale Afar off, calling low, — my name they speak! —Celia Thaxter, “Land-Locked” The Isles of Shoals, though located only nine miles off the New Hampshire
by Karen Veazey – When Roger Camp submitted his Calendar Girl photo we were all smitten by the untold story inside the image. Roger took the photo in an abandoned farmhouse he stopped by off a rural highway in New Sharon, Iowa. He found the torn and dusty image on
– John Cherek is the Director of The Catholic Cemeteries which maintains five locations in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis in Minnesota: Resurrection Cemetery in Mendota Heights, Calvary Cemetery in St. Paul, Gethsemane Cemetery in New Hope, St. Anthony’s Cemetery in Minneapolis, and St. Mary’s Cemetery in Minneapolis.