For those of us that are entertained by the macabre, a character that has gained quite a bit of attention over the past week is “Stoneman Willie”. Now, you may be wondering what would be so grim about Willie. Well, Stoneman Willie is the mummified (officially unofficial) celebrity corpse of Reading, Pennsylvania. During the 1800’s,… Continue reading “Stoneman Willie” : The Mummified Celebrity Corpse Of Reading, Pennsylvania
A longtime friend reached out to me and asked if I would create and deliver some Fall flowers to her Mother’s resting place for her. She’s moved far out of the area, so it’s been a bit of a challenge for her to keep the gravesite freshly decorated on a regular basis. Of course, I… Continue reading Delivering Fall Flowers To The Cemetery
Wishing a Happy Heavenly Birthday to my Grandma 💖💔💖 I miss this lady – terribly! She would’ve turned 84 today – 7/13/2023. There are times my heart feels as though it’s really aching – even burning – over the thought of her being gone from this world. It can be tough to say the least.… Continue reading I Miss This Lady – Terribly!
This book is quite dear to me. Not only was it the very first death positive book I read, but it truly opened my eyes to think differently about my own fears of death – all while helping me understand my morbid curiosities as well.
A commenter on my TikTok 🎵 noticed this video of mine that I shared early last Summer. It’s one of my very first grave cleanings that I captured and shared – tidying up the resting place of my Grand Uncle. They brought to my attention with their comment that today 3/22/22 marks the 97th anniversary… Continue reading 97th Death Anniversary Of My Grand Uncle
Whether or not you know what the word taphophile means, I’m pretty confident that you are one – just judging by the fact that you took the initiative to visit sixfeetabovethegrave.com. Did you get a special feeling from the atmosphere featured in the video above?I’m not surprised! Now before you start thinking that there could be something seriously wrong with you, let… Continue reading Are You A Taphophile?
If you’re familiar with grave cleaning (or have checked out the Grave Cleaning Resources that I’ve shared), then you know that you can’t just grab any old bottle of household cleaner, fill up a bucket of water, run to your local cemetery, and start scrubbing random gravesites. You need to get yourself setup with a variety of… Continue reading Grave Cleaning Supplies
My Grandma and Pap enjoyed spending their Summers at a certain campground in Pennsylvania for 40+ years. Fortunately, my cousins purchased their camper (which was the last one that Gram and Pap owned) from them when they decided to “call it quits”. Unfortunately, Gram and Pap passed away just a few years after selling their home… Continue reading Grief Journey : Sprinkling Some Of My Grandparents’ Cremains At Their “Home Away From Home”
Cleaning graves can be a very relaxing and enlightening “labor of love“. However, if you’re new to the world of grave cleaning – there are some things to consider before you start. I’ll be honest – I did A LOT of “homework” before I ran out to the cemetery to tidy up my first gravesite,… Continue reading Grave Cleaning Resources
Before you run out and attempt to freshen up a loved ones grave or show some attention to a resting place that has apparently not received any TLC in years, it’s very important to learn how to safely clean graves. THE PURPOSE OF CLEANING GRAVESThe main purpose of cleaning graves is to remove things like the soiling from air pollutants, lichen, dirt,… Continue reading How To Safely Clean Graves