Gone Home

 

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JOHN C. FRAZIER

DIED

May 21, 1868

AG 65 Yr’s

4 Ms 6 Ds

The finger pointing upward, indicates the soul traveling to Heaven, sometimes a presumptuous claim, though hopeful.

In this example, found on an elaborate white marble tablet in rural Iowa, the upward pointing finger is carved into the top of the gravestone, just below draped fabric, most likely representing the veil that separates the Earthly realm from the Heavenly realm.  Just above the drapery are the words “GONE HOME”.

Frazier Cemetery, Harrison County, Iowa

Frazier Cemetery, Harrison County, Iowa

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One Response to Gone Home

  1. krocksauce says:

    Not sure why, but I find this particularly eerie.

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