Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Finger Pointing Upward

The finger pointing upward, indicates the soul traveling to Heaven, sometimes a presumptuous claim, though a hopeful one. The finger pointing upwards can be coupled with other symbols: a willow tree, a traditional symbol of sorrow indicating while the soul … Continue reading

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Two little lambs

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 … Continue reading

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Warren G. Harding

“In the great fulfillment, we must have a citizenship less concerned about what the government can do for it and more anxious about what it can do for the nation.” –U.S. Senator, Warren G. Harding, Republican National Convention, 1916 Warren Gamaliel … Continue reading

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The All-Seeing Eye of God

The all-seeing eye of God, also called the Eye of Providence is one of many symbols of Masonic iconography.  This symbol is to remind Masons that all of their actions and deeds are being observed by the watchful eye of the … Continue reading

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The Broken Chain

In the cemetery, much of the iconography represents a life ended—the winged death’s head, the hanging bud, the broken wheel, the incomplete circle, the column that is broken. The gravestone below has a broken chain that wraps around the pedestal … Continue reading

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They will meet in Heaven

This angel looking toward Heaven is holding an open book and a quill.  The angel is clearly poised to write in the book.  Here the angel is registering the name of the deceased into the Book of Life.  In Judaism … Continue reading

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The Hourglass

The soap opera, Days of Our Lives, has as their catchphrase,  “Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives.” The meaning of that catchphrase is clear–life passes by very quickly.  Life measured by the grains of sand … Continue reading

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