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Neo-classical design

WILLIAM EVANS CHAPIN AUG. 15, 1856 – JAN. 25, 1936 NANNIE NICOLSON CHAPIN MAY 19, 1880 – APRIL 29, 1912 The Chapin monument in the Westview Cemetery at Atlanta, Georgia, is a neo-classical design. Many ancient classical designs are replicated … Continue reading

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The Scroll

REYNOLDS DUNN DIED JULY 18, 1860 AGED 67 YRS … PHEBE WIFE OF REYNOLDS DUNN DIED JAN 22, 1863 SIMEON B. 1822 – 1839 JENNETTE 1831 – 1839 The City Cemetery at South Bend, Indiana, has a very elaborate monument … Continue reading

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What to do with leftover turkey?

The Pilgrims celebrated the first Thanksgiving in the fall of 1621. They had made it through a harsh New England winter with a little more than half of the original group having survived it. For three days, the Pilgrims and … Continue reading

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Tribute to a Pilgrim

Here ended the Pilgrimage of JOHN HOWLAND Who died February 23, 1672/3 aged above 80 years He married Elizabeth daughter of JOHN TILLEY Who came with him in the Mayflower December 1620 From them are descended a Numerous posterity. “Hee … Continue reading

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I Am the Light of the World

The stained glass mausoleum window in the Westview Cemetery at Atlanta, Georgia, portrays Jesus Christ carrying a lantern. The window is a depiction of the Biblical passage, John 8:12: “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light … Continue reading

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What’s In a Name?

From Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, 1600: JULIET: ‘Tis but thy name that is my enemy; Thou art thyself, though not a Montague. What’s Montague? it is nor hand, nor foot, Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part Belonging to … Continue reading

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Vulcanus Allheart

AUSTIN SEWARD DIED OCT. 27, 1872 AGED 74 Ys For almost 190 years, except for a brief period when a storm blew it off and when a third courthouse was being built, a 5 foot, 6-inch cooper fish has been … Continue reading

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