Weeping Willow

Somerset Cemetery, Somerset, Ohio

One of my favorite graveyard symbols is the willow.  Maybe because it is a little sentimental and hints at the human emotions felt during grief.  The willow motif represents what one might expect; sorrow and grief, it is after all a “weeping” williow.  One can almost imagine the pain and the sorrow that George Coolman felt when he lost his 18-year old bride, Mary Ann.  Surely, he wept.

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