"If you are walking in Charleston, you are walking on someone's grave."--Sue Bennett, Charleston tour guide

Monday, September 25, 2017

Ashley Cooper's Immense Influence Shaped Charleston and the Carolinas

Lord Anthony Ashley Cooper 
He was a man so important in the early development of Charleston and the surrounding Carolina colony that not one but two rivers are named for him!

In England's management of the New World that would eventually become the United States, Lord Anthony Ashley Cooper (1621-1683) was appointed Lord Proprietor of the Province of Carolina by King Charles II.

With his assistant John Locke (1632-1704), Cooper went about trying to get people from Europe to move to the vast Carolina, which then stretched from Virginia to Florida.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Inside the Impressive Cathedral Church of St. Luke and St. Paul

In my College of Charleston course, "Beyond the Grave: What Old Cemeteries Tell and Teach the Living," I enjoy taking my students to this beautiful church not far from campus on Coming Street.

It is the Cathedral Church of St. Luke and St. Paul, which was completed in 1815.  It is Episcopalian (formerly Anglican) and has two names because, in 1949, St. Paul's merged with St. Luke's Church on Charlotte Street.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Types of Grave Markers and Monuments

This Prezi shows the most common types of markers and monuments to be found at Charleston area graveyards and cemeteries.  The presentation can also be viewed by clicking here.


Friday, September 8, 2017

Blog List- Fall 2017

Will Bryan                      Will’s Blog                                willsgraveyards.blogspot.com
Alex Bryniarski               Bryniarski’s Blog                        bryniarskiblog.blogspot.com
Breanna Cunningham    Grave and Beyond                         graveandbeyond.blogspot.com
Tyler Futrell                A Historian’s Perspectives            ahistoriansperspectives.blogspot.com
Emily Griffin               Emily’s Blog                                 emilygrif.blogspot.com
Hannah Harvey   The Adventures of Hannah   6theadventuresofhannah6.blogspot.com
Erin Hogan                Erin's Oasis                                   erinsoasis.blogspot.com
Claire Huntt     Claire’s Cemetery Commentary     clairehuntt.blogspot.com
Palmer Kinsey               Cool Cemetery Cats                     cemeterycats.blogspot.com
Marissa Linkous              CreepBloNightZone                      CreepBloNightZone.blogspot.com
Lauren Lozano                 Unearth the Holy City                   Unearththeholycity.blogspot.com
Carter MacDiarmid    Carter’s Blogspot                          cartersbeyondthegrave.blogspot.com
Deanna Miller                 College Daze: My First Year         millerdeanna.blogspot.com
Laurel Miller        Laurel’s Selfies at Cemeteries            selfiesatcemeteries.blogspot.com
Madison Millwood        Mad Blog                                         madmillwoodblog.blogspot.com
Clayton Moss                Moss Graves                                    mossgraves.blogspot.com
Elizabeth Quarles          Q’s blog                                          quarlesemblog.blogspot.com

Monday, September 4, 2017

Funeral and Cemetery Evolution

This Prezi gives an overview of how, through time, people have viewed and dealt with the deaths of fellow humans in terms of funerals and cemeteries.  This Prezi can also be viewed by clicking here.

Writing Tips and Techniques: The Road to Better Blogging

News and feature writing are crafts. This Prezi presents many things to think about to be an effective writer or reporter.  The Prezi can also be seen by clicking here.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

How To Center Your Blog Name (Header)

By default, the name of your blog at the top (Blogger calls it the header) will be left justified. It's fine to keep it that way, but if you want to center it, go to this site and see the easy steps to do so.

On this site, scroll down until you see "Center Your Blog Header Image." Follow the steps to copy the HTML code (shown below).

#header-inner img {margin: 0 auto !important;} #header-inner {text-align:center !important;}