Trotter’s Curse: Part One

It was hot. It was humid. Neither one of us wanted to step out of the comfort of the air conditioning. The vehicle's thermometer was reading ninety and it was not even noon yet. Zech and I sat studying the historic burial grounds of the Beulah Presbyterian Church and Cemetery. Nestled along the northern edge … Continue reading Trotter’s Curse: Part One

Mary’s Mysterious Demise

Note: I’ve been asked a number of times if and when I was going to do Mary’s story. Her story originally appeared almost ten years ago and had been pulled to be a part of Histories and Mysteries of Pennsylvania: Volume I. For this Halloween season, I’ve pulled the original article out, dusted it off … Continue reading Mary’s Mysterious Demise

Along the Way: The Burial of Allen Ketlaw

As most of are aware, I love walking cemeteries. I enjoy looking at the artwork that covers many of the stones. I find the sayings chiseled into the stones interesting as I read what their families thought about the fate of their loved ones. I am fascinated by the interesting pieces of history that can … Continue reading Along the Way: The Burial of Allen Ketlaw

September 11: Remembering Jonas

Note: All the yearbook entries are in italics and are the words that Jonas wrote in middle and high school. I did not correct any of the spelling errors in his writings – they’re his words and I would not have felt right changing them It has been eighteen years. Eighteen years. It feels like … Continue reading September 11: Remembering Jonas