Monthly Archives: April 2012

Our darling boy

Some epitaphs, especially on the gravestones of children, can be heartbreaking.  They tell of the parent’s sorrow and the hopes and dreams that were not realized because of the death of the child like the epitaph below found on the … Continue reading

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A parent’s lament

The gravestone of three-year old Willie displays a weeping willow shading a resting lamb.  The willow is a traditional symbol of sorrow and morning. The lamb is a symbol of Jesus Christ, first found in the Biblical passage John 1:29 … Continue reading

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We miss thee

Several companies manufactured “white bronze” markers.  They were actually made of zinc and have a blue tint to them when you spot them in a graveyard.  The markers age very well, and often show very few signs of aging or … Continue reading

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