Monthly Archives: July 2014

Time takes flight with the soul

In Memory of Mrs. Rebeckah Fletcher Wife of Mr. Samuel Fletcher She departed This life Febr ye 2d 1785 In the 77th year of her age. The hourglass, a symbol that speaks to the brevity of life, is often shown … Continue reading

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She slips through the hourglass

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, … Continue reading

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Chains, broken and unbroken

UNITED ABOVE OUR FATHER DANIEL HALLETT DIED April 3, 1856 AE. 61 Y’s. 2 M’s. Two gravestones from the same cemetery in West Yarmouth, Massachusetts, display a chain in a circle. This symbolism is the combining of two symbols—the circle … Continue reading

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