Monthly Archives: December 2011

Father Time and the Weeping Virgin

In this bas-relief, a winged Father Time is depicted here as an old man, with long hair and a long beard, with a large pair of wings.  Father Time is plying the tools of his trade that make him recognizable–a scythe, he carries over … Continue reading

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The Lion

 The lion has long been a symbol of bravery, strength, and majesty. In popular culture, the lion is known for its power and is called King of the Jungle and King of the Beasts. The lion is often used as … Continue reading

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The Colonial Dames of America XVII Century

The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America XVII Century Motto: A Lasting Legacy Theme: Honoring our Heritage, Embracing the Future Scripture: “Who shall dwell in thy holy hill?  He that walketh uprightly and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the … Continue reading

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Amateur Radio

Indiana limestone is abundant in the state.  Some of the most flawless limestone can be found in a rich trough between Bedford and Bloomington referred to as Salem limestone.  The Pentagon, the soaring National Cathedral and the solemn Lincoln Memorial … Continue reading

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Rock of Ages–Cross I Cling

Rock of Ages, cleft for me, Let me hide myself in Thee; Let the water and the blood, From Thy riven side which flowed, Be of sin the double cure, Cleanse me from its guilt and pow’r. Not the labors … Continue reading

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William Henry Harrison and the body snatchers

WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON SECRETARY OF THE NORTHWEST TERRITORY DELEGATE OF THE NORTHWEST TERRITORY TO CONGRESS TERRITORIAL GOVERNOR OF INDIANA MEMBER OF CONGRESS FROM OHIO OHIO STATE SENATOR UNITED STATES SENATOR FROM OHIO MINISTER TO COLOMBIA NINTH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED … Continue reading

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Empty Chair–Tree-Stump Tombstone

Here the tree-stump tombstone is carved into the form of an empty chair.  The chair back and the arms of the chair (one is missing) are formed out of tree branches with the stump forming the base of the chair.  On … Continue reading

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A lover’s embrace–tree-stump tombstone style

Above is the tree-stump tombstone of James and Mary Sears, another example of one of many designs found in the tree-stump tombstone motif.  Their marker displays the name “SEARS” at the base to look like the letters were put together from tree branches.  In the … Continue reading

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