New book idea
I am a taphophile. Wikipedia defines this as:
“Tombstone tourist (otherwise known as a "taphophile", "cemetery enthusiast", cemetery tourists or "grave hunter" or "graver") describes an individual who has a passion for and enjoyment of cemeteries. This involves epitaphs, gravestone rubbing, photography, art, and history of (famous) deaths.”
While I don’t do gravestone rubbings (illegal is some—or all now?-- states), I do love cemetaries. I’ve long contemplated writing a non-fiction book about them. I’m thinking seriously of it. It would be a book I’d self publish. I’m thinking of one page a description of a particular interesting stone, what cemetery it’s in and the location, then a photo of the stone. This book would take years to compile. I have tons of photos of stones. Some are not well documented, which I regret now.