Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Human Heart

Our deepest emotions are felt in our hearts.  The heart shape, which, by the way, looks nothing like the real human heart, is a symbol of many emotions including joy, courage, and sorrow, but most especially love.  Millions of cards are … Continue reading

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Bellflower

The delicate bellflower is a funerary symbol that represents gratitude.  The family name, Campanulaceae, is Latin meaning small bell.

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Open Gates

The gravestone pictured above displays an open gate carved from limestone.  In this example, the open gates, which are central to the Last Judgment, are opened to a starred sky with a banner above that reads “AT REST”.  The gates … Continue reading

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P.O.S. of A.

  The Patriotic Sons of America (P.O.S. Of A.) In 1847, Dr. Reynell Coates founded the Patriotic Sons of America as an organization to promote the ideals upon which America was created and to pay honor and duty to the … Continue reading

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Dogs

 Our Little Eddie He has gone to his Heavenly home His favoraite Dog still watching his tomb. Some of my favorite memories as a child were spent with the dogs that we had while I was growing up. We had … Continue reading

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Table Tomb

  REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIER 1775-1763 PIERRE CHARLES L’FANT ENGINEER ARTIST SOLDIER UNDER THE DIRECTION OF GEORGE WASHINGTON DESIGNED THE PLAN FOR THE FEDERAL CITY MAJOR US ENGINEER CORPS 1782 CHARTER MEMBER OF THE SOCIETY OF THE CINCINNATI DESINGED ITS CERTIFICATE & … Continue reading

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Barrel Tomb

Tombs, like gravestones, come in many shapes and sizes and are made of many types of materials.  These tombs constructed of brick, are called barrel tombs characterized by the rounded tops.  They are differentiated by the designs of the face … Continue reading

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