I was recently on one of my favorite websites, Slate.com, when I came across this article:

I Spend My Free Time With Dead People

The article is a great explanation on the hobby of “graving” and why it’s not as creepy as it initially sounds. I know when I first became interested in genealogy, I mentioned my interest going graving to my husband (then fiance). He must have looked at me like I had three heads. And I distinctly remember him saying, “WHY would you EVER want to do that?”

After many conversations, I think I may have convinced him that it’s really not that morbid. Hopefully soon I can convince him to actually go.

If you’re interested in becoming a graver, check out sites like Find A Grave or Internment.net to find out how you can contribute.