The Quad-City Times (Davenport, IA) has an article by David Burke called Love of cemeteries prompts Moline womanâ€™s book, magazine, Web site, about a lady, Minda Powers-Douglas, who has published a book – Cemetery Walk, just recently started a quarterly magazineEpitaphs Magazine, and has a website, TheCemeteryClub.com, which bills itself as “Celebrating cemeteries of the U.S. and beyond”.
From the article:
Powers-Douglas sees an interest in cemeteries growing, as younger people want to know more about their roots.
â€œGenealogy has always been popular, but there seems to have been a huge swing. People want to find out who they are,â€ she said.
Those with an interest in cemeteries are usually rather quiet about it, Powers-Douglas said.
â€œThey think theyâ€™re the only ones,â€ she said, as the topic of her first column in the inaugural edition of Epitaths last month. â€œIf you turn over any stone, youâ€™ll find someone who loves a cemetery.
â€œAnd that stone will probably have writing on it.â€