Friday, February 20, 2009

Warmed Up

I just finished a terrific book by Lisa Rogak called "Death Warmed Over." It's a book of funeral customs, by country or ethnicity, and accompanying recipes.

One of the customs is for the Amish, quite a few of whom live about an hour outside of Philadelphia. Here's the recipe for Funeral Pie, a recipe for which can be found here.


Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Digging Up Bones

If you're searching for a particular person buried in a particular cemetery, you may want to check the online OPAC of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to see if they have records for that particular cemetery.

Many of the records are on microfilm, but some are in bound volumes you can just pull down off the shelf. It costs $6 to visit the library if you're not a member.

They have a wide variety of cemetery records, especially for ones located in Philadelphia and the near suburbs. You might be surprised what you find!