Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Clover

The clover is the symbol of Ireland because legend has it that St. Patrick, the country’s patron saint, brought it to the emerald isle.  The three leaves of the clover represent the Trinity–the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. … Continue reading

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Military Order of the Cootie

The Military Order of the Cootie (MOC) is the Honor Degree from the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). The origin of the order dates back to the Spanish American War and the Imperial Order of the Dragon.  Founded in 1920 … Continue reading

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Dry Stone Wall

The Convenanter Cemetery is nestled in a quiet residential neighborhood in Bloomington, Indiana.  The two portals into the graveyard are simple wrought-iron gates, the only entryways through the stone walls, reminiscent of rural England and Scotland, that surround the tiny cemetery. Many refer to the this … Continue reading

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The Basketball

Warren Dean Jones, August 10, 1931—December 27, 1948 At first, the carved limestone basketball at Bedford’s Beech Grove Cemetery looks like a fan’s tribute to Indiana’s state sport—Hoosier basketball. As most know who follow sports, basketball is as popular in … Continue reading

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The Swan

The swan is familiar to us all from Hans Christian Anderson’s story.  In the tale the poor duckling, mocked and ridiculed for being so ugly, magically transforms into an elegant and graceful adult swan–thereby becoming a symbol of transformation.  The swan in … Continue reading

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National Society, Colonial Daughters of the Seventeenth Century

    Many organizations were founded in the later part of the 19th Century that required the prospective members demonstrate that their ancestors had been in the United States before a certain date or that their ancestors had served in a … Continue reading

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Star

The star can represent the life of Christ and the Five Holy Wounds of Christ–one wound in each hand, a wound in each foot, and one in his side where Jesus was pierced to check to make sure he was … Continue reading

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