When Friends of Oak Grove was launched back in January 2008, http://oakgrovecemetery.wordpress.com it was to bring attention to the plight of many urban cemeteries in New England, and Oak Grove in Fall River in particular. Since that time, the Friends of Oak Grove has taken off with tree-replanting and garden programs and eager volunteers willing to devote time and energy in the pursuit of refurbishing and restoring this historic Fall River cemetery. I hope you will visit that site and check on the progress of the Friends from time to time.
While working on this particular aim, other beautiful and historic cemeteries in the Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut area were visited and they deserve their own separate and special place – and so Yankee Stones has come into being. This site will feature information on funeral customs, especially of the Victorian era, slide presentations and photographs of beautiful stones and historic monuments in New England. I hope you will enjoy the information and photographs here as much as I enjoy presenting them.