Monthly Archives: August 2011

King of Terrors

Many symbols in the graveyard are meant to remind passersby that life is short and that all will die.  These images are called Memento Mori and are a call to “remember death“.  The skeleton is one of these symbols.  The … Continue reading

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The P.E.O. Star

Ordinarily a post like this would attempt to unlock the mystery of the marker.  In this case, the letters P.E.O. are to remain a secret, the members of the organization are not to devulge what the letters stand for.  After some … Continue reading

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Fraternal Order of Eagles

The mission statement of the Fraternal Order of Eagles reads: The Fraternal Order of Eagles, an international non-profit organization, unites fraternally in the spirit of liberty, truth, justice, and equality, to make human life more desirable by lessening its ills, … Continue reading

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The Grim Reaper

The neo-classical limestone monument that marks the graves of Owen and Ann Cwathmey in the Cave Hill Cemetery, in Louisville, Kentucky, features a bas-relief sculpture of the Grim Reaper in an oval medallion.   The dark figure is characterized by his … Continue reading

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Daughters of Rebekah

The Daughters of Rebekah metal marker above depicts the dove resting on the three links of the chain with the letters F, L, and T, in the center of the links above the letter R nested inside the crescent moon with seven … Continue reading

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Clasping Hands

The clasping hands above represent holy matrimony.  This motif symbolizes the holy union between a man and a woman.  The hand on the left side of the motif is clearly the hand of the female, her cuff is lace and ruffle.  … Continue reading

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President Taylor: A Case of Bad Cherries or Murder?

Zachary Taylor was born September 24, 1784, in Orange County, Virginia, though, he grew up in Kentucky.  He joined the military and gained a reputation as an Indian fighter.  When the Mexican-American War broke out he served as a field … Continue reading

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