Jan. 18, 2023

Episode 118 Say What? A Cemetery Q and A Part 2

Episode 118 Say What? A Cemetery Q and A Part 2

Dianne and Jennie continue to answer your questions in this second Q and A installment of the Ordinary Extraordinary Cemetery podcast. They discuss an old-wives tale regarding burial of those who die by suicide, answer questions about how they do their research for each episode, and share some of their favorite cemetery book recommendations. To round out the episode, they discuss Boston's Granary Burying Ground and how many souls rest beneath its soil. Jennie and Dianne are so happy to begin another year of learning all about cemeteries and the Ordinary Extraordinary stories buried within and they are grateful to have you along for the journey.


Resources used to research this episode include:

Johnson, Sherrie. "Why Do Some Graves Face East or West? ." https://www.joincake.com. 29 Aug. 2022. www.joincake.com/blog/why-do-graves-face-east/. Accessed 9 Jan. 2023.

"GRANARY BURYING GROUND ." https://www.boston.gov. www.boston.gov/cemeteries/granary-burying-ground. Accessed 9 Jan. 2023.

Foundation , Freedom Trail . "GRANARY BURYING GROUND ." https://www.thefreedomtrail.org. www.thefreedomtrail.org/trail-sites/granary-burying-ground. Accessed 9 Jan. 2023.