Two little lambs

River View Cemetery, Seattle, Washington

CHARLIE            BERTIE

There  like an Eden blos-

soming in gladness

Bloom the fair flowers the

earth too rudly prized.

This gravestone displays twin lambs facing each other over the names of the twin brothers whose graves the tombstone marks.

The lamb is the symbol of the Lord, the Good Shepherd.  It also represents innocence, likely the reason why this motif usually adorns the tombstones of infants and young children, as in this case.  Most often the lamb is lying down, often asleep and sometimes with a cross behind the lamb.

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One Response to Two little lambs

  1. MARY KIM SCHRECK says:

    Have you ever seen a grave stone with a phoenix rising on it? It’s not a Christian symbol but it should have been taken up by them at some point….

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