Headstone Hunting

Plankinton Cemetery, SD

We discovered a new hobby our last week in Wisconsin – headstone hunting! Using a “request list” from www.findagrave.com, we take photos of headstones from cemeteries across the country. To us, it’s like a scavenger hunt while getting in some exercise.

So far, at each cemetery, we have recorded a mile or so of fast-paced walking.  We’re sweating bullets by the end of the hunt. Sometimes, we look for up to 35 headstones at a time. We use our radios to communicate who found which stone. Later, we upload the photos to www.findagrave.com’s memorial pages.

We are rewarded by this new hobby with an invigorating walk and the “thank you” messages from people who have requested these headstone photos from as early as 2010.