T. S. LLOYD
SEPT. 26, 1860 – Jan. 14, 1916
Frances C. Lloyd
Feb. 28, 1855 – June 15, 1924
A fellow graveyard enthusiast and reader of the blog reminded me of the Lloyd Family Plot in the famed Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia. It may be the ultimate in tree-stump design. From the “logs” and “stumps” that mark the family plot to the individual gravestones all carved with the same motif, it is a full-on display of the rustic movement. In the center of the plot is a towering tree carved with the family name. A leafed-out tree in the corner of the plot has branches that surround the top of the carved tree almost giving it a life-like look.
The primogenitor–J. S. Lloyd and his wife, Frances–have the largest individual stone in the plot. It is carved to look as if two tree stumps are intertwined around a rock faced stone with a scroll lashed at the top of the marker with branches displays their names, birth and death dates.
The individual markers are of the same tree stump design but are of a single stump. The scroll is lashed to the marker by a heavy rope. At the end of the scroll is a spray of flowers. The scroll represents both the life of the deceased and the time spent on Earth.
Thanks for this. I had some fun with this plot, too: https://syngrammata.com/2019/09/15/log-a-palooza/ Hollywood is a treasure!
I didn’t realize you had a blog. I checked it out and I like it. I think you had a bit more fun with the post about the Lloyd Family Plot than I did. My writing skills aren’t as creative as yours! I also tend to be fairly mater of fact. Great blog.
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