Monthly Archives: April 2021

Portals—Heavenly and “Not So Much”

A common and oft heard remark from Christians is that when they die, they will go to Heaven and meet with St. Peter at the “Pearly Gates” when they enter the Kingdom.  This is such a popular scenario that there … Continue reading

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Trompe L’œil

Three mausoleums in the Springdale Cemetery in Peoria, Illinois, employ the use of the visual illusion of trompe l’œil.  For instance, from the street the J. LEE NEWTON Jr. Mausoleum looks like it has an elaborate filigree bronze door—detailed and … Continue reading

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Empty Bassinet

JAMIE SON OF J.B. & STELLA R. SAX BORN NOV. 12, 1886 DIED MAY 8, 1887 The gray marble gravestone of Jamie Sax, who died just shy of being 6 months old, is an empty bassinet.  The intricately carved basket … Continue reading

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HE is Risen

THE TWELVE GATES WERE TWELVE PEARLS, REV. 21:21 “TO-DAY SHALT THOU BE WITH ME IN PARADISE.” LUKE 23:43 FRANK HAMILTON, 1853 – 1947, RESTING CARRIE HAMILTON, 1852 – 1908, RESTING ELBERTINE R. HAMILTON, 1862 – 1958, DEVOTED DISCIPLE Two monuments, … Continue reading

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