Monthly Archives: March 2020

Wingless Doppelganger

“Verily I say unto you, whosoever shall not receive the Kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.” Saint Mark 10:15 Doppelganger is a word that refers to two people who look the same.  Look a … Continue reading

Posted in Angels, Famous graves | Leave a comment

Seated Hope

The representation of Hope can be easily found in American cemeteries.  Hope is most often portrayed as a woman standing and leaning against an anchor.  In these examples from the Spring grove Cemetery in Cincinnati, Ohio, Hope is seated.    … Continue reading

Posted in Symbolism | Leave a comment

The Language of Flowers

The stained-glass window in the mausoleum in Westview Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia, features a trellis of red roses.  In Victorian times, flowers took on significance as a way to send coded messages; this was known as floriography from the Latin … Continue reading

Posted in Symbolism | Leave a comment

Poet Laureate

1857 1827 FRANK LEBBY STANTON THIS OLD WORLD WE’RE LIVIN’IN IS MIGHTY HARD TO BEAT, YOU GET A THORN WITH EVERY ROSE BUT AIN’T THE ROSES SWEET! The monument marking the grave of Frank Lebby Stanton is a massive rough-cut … Continue reading

Posted in Famous graves, Saving Graces | 1 Comment

Presidential Recognition for a Storyteller

JOEL CHANDLER HARRIS BORN EATONTON, GA. DEC. 9TH 1849.  DIED ATLANTA, GA. JULY 3RD 1908 “I SEEM TO SEE BEFORE ME THE SMILING FACES OF THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN SOME YOUNG AND FRESH, AND SOME WEARING THE FRIENDLY MARKS OF AGE.  … Continue reading

Posted in Famous graves | Leave a comment