Thursday, May 28, 2009
He said , "I accidentally came across your page and blog. I teach Cemetery Iconlology--most like what you are doing--at several universities in Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia--continuing education classes 43 week sessions--
and I have written over 25 articles for regional, national, and
international genealogy magazines and journals. Just wanted to say keep up the good work. This is a tool that has been underused for a long time."
It's nice to receive a "fan email" [and comments too!] but I almost forgot about his book until Amazon.com sent me a reminder email, one of those based on my past purchases. So, I slapped it into my shopping cart for my summer "professional development" reading.
According to some Web sites, Gaylord is a folkorist and storyteller, which fits into my ideas of making digital stories about my gravestone photographs. He is the Director of the Eastern Kentucky Storytellers Guild of Greenup, Kentucky. He holds a degree from Brigham Young University. I read and enjoyed an article he wrote for American Spirit, the DAR magazine [Nov-Dec 2008].
As I belong to a Flickr Group called the 2009 Book Challenge, where we take a photo of the book we are reading and report on it to each other, I am reading this interesting reference book on gravestones as my current selection. Let the summer gravestone hunting season begin!
Posted by Midge Frazel at 2:31 PM