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BONEYARD, POTTER'S FIELD . . .

October 23, 2017

So, how cool is the moss hanging from the trees on the grounds of the Circular Congregational Church in Charleston, SC?!  When I wrote my MG-novel, MARBLE TOWN, I searched and searched for the perfect title.  I came across an article that highlighted various names for a cemetery:  burial ground, graveyard, catacomb, potter's field, boneyard, and then, there it was -- MARBLE TOWN!  And like Cole, the story's main character's mother, my mother too loved old cemeteries.  Whenever we traveled here, there, and everywhere we would stop at historic cemeteries and walk around, careful where we stepped.  Some people brake for antiques shops (and we did that, too), but we always made time to open the squeaky iron gates of an old cemetery, not certain what we would find there. 

 

 

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