Love of Cemeteries Prompts a Book, a Magazine, and a Website

The Quad-City Times (Davenport, IA) has an article by David Burke called Love of cemeteries prompts Moline woman’s book, magazine, Web site, about a lady, Minda Powers-Douglas, who has published a book – Cemetery Walk, just recently started a quarterly magazineEpitaphs Magazine, and has a website, TheCemeteryClub.com, which bills itself as “Celebrating cemeteries of the U.S. and beyond”.

From the article:

Powers-Douglas sees an interest in cemeteries growing, as younger people want to know more about their roots.

“Genealogy has always been popular, but there seems to have been a huge swing. People want to find out who they are,” she said.

Those with an interest in cemeteries are usually rather quiet about it, Powers-Douglas said.

“They think they’re the only ones,” she said, as the topic of her first column in the inaugural edition of Epitaths last month. “If you turn over any stone, you’ll find someone who loves a cemetery.

“And that stone will probably have writing on it.”

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