All (Old) Souls Day

My Great Great Grandfather and Great Great Grandmother in London – St. Giles, Cripplegate

All Saints or All Souls Day is technically November 2, but I celebrate it every time I open up Ancestry and I look at my family tree. I have traced both my mother and father’s trees back to 1500, which is when church records were kept. State Archive records kick in about 1700. Because I love history, I guess I could be considered an Old Soul.

The best thing is seeing old photographs, and seeing relatives who look like yourself or another loved one.

I like how Halloween is the “gateway” to the final two months of the year and the Holiday Season. I see September through Thanksgiving as one big Harvest Festival, which is my absolute favorite time of year.

Raise a glass to all souls, those living and those dearly departed.

Holoch-Buzzard Cemetery

My Idea For a Family Cemetery Logo

In York County, Nebraska, there is a family cemetery called the Holoch-Buzzard Cemetery. A distant relative had moved from where he immigrated to on the east coast to Nebraska, where he got a 150 acre tract as part of a homesteading act. His name was Christian Holoch, and he was originally from the Stuttgart Germany area. He is a great Uncle of mine. That part of the family did end up on the Oregon Trail and ended up near Portland.

Speaking of coffins, I was wondering if someone ever created a “coffin microphone” since its shape would be a fun novelty. The answer is yes, but a CB Mic that is hand held.

I think a metal ribbon Mic that looks like a coffin for musicians – especially an American Gothic or Rockabilly / Psychobilly band – would be very cool indeed.

Coffin Guitar Case

Googling that brought up coffin guitar cases, which is very funny.

I’ve got a new song in the works, stay tuned ….