The Trumpet and the Book

Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Tennessee

Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Tennessee

DAVID MORAN

BORN

OCT. 14, 1842.

DIED

MAY 28, 1906.

HIS BELOVED WIFE

MARY

BORN MAY 15, 1845.

DIED APR. 4, 1908

MAY THEIR SOULS REST IN PEACE

On the top of this gravestone, a youthful angel is looking upward toward the Heavens and clutching a trumpet in one hand and a book in the other.  The trumpet announces the Day of Judgment and the Call to Resurrection.  The closed book is often a metaphor for the end of life, the story has been told and the end of the story has come.  After the book is complete, and the book is closed, the author lay in the grave.

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