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The Gates Mausoleum

  The Gates Mausoleum (not Bill Gates, who is very much alive) in the Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx is a massive display of wealth.  Robert “Bet-a-Million” Warne Gates, who made a fortune manufacturing and selling barbed wire and founding … Continue reading

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Walking Past the Mundane

Sometimes we walk by the mundane and pay no attention like I did recently in a cemetery in Kentucky.  Then when I looked across the cemetery, I suddenly spotted a wide variety of basket hangers. I must admit, I never … Continue reading

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It’s all about the business

IN MEMORY OF FRED WESSELS, SENIOR WHOSE VISION, FAITH AND COURAGE MADE THESE COMPANIES POSSIBLE ATLANTIC MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY SOUTHERN SAVINGS & LOAN COMPANY ATLANTIC INSURANCE & INVESTMENT COMPANY Fred Wessels, Senior was born on October 26th, 1879, in Savannah, … Continue reading

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Victorian Melange, Take 2

  SEBASTIANO ORSINI BORN IN SIRACUSA, ITALY, FEB. 3. 1873. DIED IN SAVANNAH, JAN. 9. 1918. A TRUE AND KIND MAN.  A FAITHFUL HUSBAND, LIVED A QUITE BUT USEFUL LIFE, AND DIED REGRETTED BY ALL WHO KNEW HIM.   SALVATRICE … Continue reading

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The Boy with No Name

In the far and forgotten corner of the Cheltenham Memorial Park (Cemetery), Cheltenham, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, there is a highly polished gray granite ledger with no inscription.  The gravestone has no markings and no name.  Atop the tomb … Continue reading

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Off the Rack, Continued

BENJAMIN HARRISON AUGUST 20, 1833 – MARCH 13, 1901 LAWYER AND PUBLICIST COL. 70th REG. IND. VOL. WAR 1861-1865 BREVETTED BRIGADIER GENERAL 1865 U.S. SENATOR 1881-1887 PRESIDENT 1889-1893 STATESMAN, YET FRIEND TO TRUTH OF SOUL, SINCERE IN ACTION, FAITHFUL   AND IN HONOUR CLEAR Harrison served … Continue reading

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A Son’s Monumental Tribute to His Father

PIONEER COL. JOHN HARDIN BORN OCT. 1, 1755 KILLED MAY 1792 WHILST BEARING HIS COUNTRY’S FLAG OF PEACE TO THE INDIANS N. W. OF THE OHIO   SOLDIER AN OFFICER IN MORGAN’S RIFLE CORPS AT THE TAKING OF BURGOYNE.   … Continue reading

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