Tuesday, January 06, 2009
I spent a good amount of time yesterday, working with the books I own on gravestone research and even more time performing Web searches on the composition of gravestones.
An educator friend (who is gone but not forgotten) had a wonderful sense of humor and a very unique method of organization. As he was teaching 4th graders, he had to be sharp and quick. He put up a blank bulletin board in his classroom, with a border, and some cut-out letters at the top that read, "Famous Rock Groups".
He left it this way for a week. The students asked him a lot of questions about it. He smiled and said nothing. Then, he began the required science unit.
Can you guess what it was?
[Tombstone Tuesday: Grave of little Sarah Gallup, died in 1805 and is buried at the Gallup Hill Cemetery in CT. Grave composition: Sandstone]