Monthly Archives: November 2012

Shake at Death’s Alarms

  The epitaph on the ornamented-top tablet of Margaret Shaw was meant to comfort.  The epitaph tells those who walk by that they need not fear death.   Death is merely the call to go Home, and when one gets there, God … Continue reading

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Going Home

  The Joseph and Julia Plick gravestone in the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery at Sleepy Hollow, New York, has an incised carving of a cowboy slumped over on his horse.  The marker is a take off on the sculpture, The End of the Trail, … Continue reading

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Veteran’s Day

The graves of veterans can be found in cemeteries all across America.  In some cases the graves do not in any way denote military service.  In others the graves are marked with a metal marker next to the gravestone that denotes the war in … Continue reading

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The Partridge

  The patridge is the homely and smaller cousin of the pheasant.  According to Greek mythology, the partridge was born out of the rage and jealousy of Deadalus.  Deadalus was an accomplished and skilled craftsman.  But his clever nephew, Perdix, … Continue reading

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Angel holding a chalice

The Acklen Mausoleum in the Mount Olivet Cemetery at Nashville, Tennessee, is a stunning example of Gothic architecture, built for Adelicia Hayes Franklin Acklen Cheatham, the daughter of Oliver Bliss Hayes—a lawyer, judge, minister, and land speculator. Adelicia was thrice … Continue reading

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