Category Archives: Symbolism

Six Scoops Under

  In 1978, two guys, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, in Burlington, Vermont, took a $5 ice cream-making course and rented out an abandoned gas station to start what has become one of the best and most well-known ice cream … Continue reading

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Pieta

“YOUR HEART SHALL LIVE FOR EVER” PSALM XXII   ANDERSON DEVEREAUX DIETER BALTIMORE MD APRIL 18, 1824 – NEW YORK MARCH 25, 1878 EMMA GRANT HUBBARD DIETER MONTPELIER APRIL 17, 1825 – MONTPELIER OCTOBER 30, 1896 CHESTER HUBBARD WINTONBURY, CONN. … Continue reading

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Critics be damned

IN MEMORY OF MINNIE KEY, ONLY CHILD OF EDWARD & RUTH SEVIER WILDER, BORN JANUARY 23, 1854, DIED FEBRUARY 21, 1861. — — EDWARD WILDER BORN DECEMBER 31, 1825, DIED MARCH 25, 1890. WITH PITY BEHOLD OUR HEARTS. OH! LORD. … Continue reading

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The Grim Reaper

The monument marking the SENG -EICHER family graves in the Cave Hill Cemetery at Louisville, Kentucky, is not only a sundial, but the dial itself also displays another motif—the image of the grim reaper.  As the old Doublemint Gum commercial … Continue reading

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Metaphors

The sundial has been a way to measure time since the Egyptians developed them over 3,500 years ago. Historians even believe that the obelisks of ancient Egypt were used to measure time even earlier. The sundial monument in the Cave … Continue reading

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Broken Column

In the Pine Lake Cemetery at La Porte, Indiana, lies the small segmented-top white marble tablet of John Salesbury. The modest gravestone is no longer standing but lies flat on its back. In the cemetery, much of the iconography that … Continue reading

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The Garden

The night before Jesus was crucified, Jesus went to the Garden of Gethsemane to pray with three of his disciples—James, John, and Peter. Gethsemane was a garden at the foot of the Mount of Olives just outside of Jerusalem, though … Continue reading

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