To end the suspense, I now bring us up to 2017, with the remainder of the old site’s comments:
On July 24, 2017, I celebrated Brian Palmer for hitting the big leagues on behalf of East End Cemetery: “Noteworthy editorial in the New York Times by Brian Palmer on East End/Evergreen, January 7, 2017. Great job, Brian.”
VCU alumnus Nicole Kappatos works as the archivist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch. There, she has access to fantastic historical resources. On March 13, 2017, I pointed to one of her recent, relevant posts: “See Nicole Kappatos’s post in today’s Richmond Times-Dispatch, with multiple historic photos, on Henrico County’s earliest Pet Cemetery, founded in 1935.” Follow-up here.
On April 28, 2017, I noted that “Spring clean-up day is set for Shockoe Hill Cemetery on Saturday, April 8, from 9:00-3:00, looking for volunteers. There will be John Marshall-centric tours that day, as well.”
Lastly! On April 28, 2017 I relayed some information I got from John Shuck: “69 graves recently found by a developer near Willow Lawn (Bremo Road) in Henrico County, all apparently dating prior to 1880. That’s pretty large for a family cemetery. I’m not sure what will become of the site, but the developer should be applauded for hiring an archaeologist to confirm what’s there.” A report exists of the archaeologist’s findings.
I suppose these comments mean that I did most of the talking, rather than the users of the site. There was also a lot to talk about in regard to East End/Evergreen Cemeteries.
I’m wondering now if I’ll use the post/comments features of the redesigned site any differently.