She slips through the hourglass

Concord, Massachusetts

Concord, Massachusetts

In memory of

MRS. MARTHA PORTER

the wife of

MR. ISRAEL PORTER

Who died 26 June 1795

Aged 49 years.

“Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives,” is the catchphrase for the long-running soap opera, Days of Our Lives.  The meaning of that catchphrase is clear–life passes by very quickly.

The likeness on the gravestone (pictured above) in the Old Town Cemetery in Concord, Massachusetts, sits atop the hourglass.  Here the life is being measured by the grains of sand slipping through one side to the other.

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