However, the obsession with cemeteries was not a recent thing. At the turn of the century, people would picnic and relax in the comfort of deceased family resting areas. They would laugh, reminisce, eat, drink and essentially be merry!
My youngest child can be forced to go with me on occasion in the hopes that one day I'll be attacked by zombies and she can make a proverbial killing off of the video she will be recording. Sadly, she's still poor.
What I do when I go to a cemetery though often intrigues some of my younger readers and some who just have a fascination with the paranormal. I've mentioned before my cell phone and the apps that I have for it. I won't say that I believe them, but hey, there are some funny coincidences when I ask questions and it answers me pretty accurately. I'm still a skeptical believer.
Recently, I saw where the book 13 Ghosts and Jeffrey was talked about on a history group Facebook page. If you haven't read that book I highly recommend it. When I was a young girl, I would travel with my parents to Kentucky and Mississippi to visit my mother's mom. She was a true southern woman thru and thru. She also had a love for ghosts and the paranormal but she didn't voice that very much. I knew. She had a series of books on her expansive book shelves. When I would go to her home, I would always pull those particular books off the shelves and take them to read. When she passed, my mom was leaving to go there and I said... If there is only one thing that I could get from there, it would be the ghost books. Trivial, I know.
When I saw the article on "13 Ghosts and Jeffrey", I immediately thought I had that book. I didn't. But what I did have was "Jeffrey Introduces 13 More Southern Ghosts" by the same author Kathryn Tucker Windham. So I share with you in this blog that I love ghosts and ghost books. Here are a few that I currently take out on occasion.