Sunday, February 12, 2012

The Graveyard Rabbit Returns--Huge Stones of Scotland

My brother, in brown, is over 6 feet tall

Thankfully, I saw Carol's post, over at Reflections From the Fence, which alerted me to the reopening of the Graveyard Rabbit Meme. The challenge is to post your favorite tombstone photo. Like most of you, I have snapped countless tombstones for myself and Find-A-Grave. How to pick a fav?

I decided on one taken of my husband and brother beside G-IG-A-N-T-I-C tombstones found in the cemetery of St. Ninian's Priory in Whithorn, Scotland. This size memorial marker was not unusual in older cemeteries around Scotland. Any genealogist would be thrilled to find a family member's history etched on a stone this huge!

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  1. Great choice, those are some monster stones! Gotta love it!

  2. Take a look a this stone from my blog These Campbells are Scots Irish settlers, born in Scotland, removed to Ulster Ireland and died in Londonderry, New Hampshire. I've photographed a few stones in this cemetery, and all are HUGE. I always wondered why some were huge, and most were normal sized. Now I see that it is a tradition from Scotland. Thanks for posting this as part of the carnival, because I missed it when you first posted this on your blog!

  3. These are crazy! I find it interesting that it seems to be a Scotland thing. Now I feel a need to find some graveyards in Scotland to see how big their stones are! :O)