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A birthday wish

Today is my birthday and a friend of mine sent the following birthday wish: May your epitaph be a long way away and as clever as these:   If cash thou art in want of any, Dig four feet deep … Continue reading

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The Steam Ship

HOWARD WOLF BORN DEC. 3. 1866, Green Bay, Wisconsin DIED AUG. 18. 1882, Escanaba, Michigan The only son of William H. (1828—1901) and Marion A. (1831—1919) Wolf is buried in the Forest Home Cemetery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, underneath a gray … Continue reading

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The Knights of Pythias

  The Knights of Pythias, a society based on the Greek story of friendship from 400 B. C. between Damon and Pythias, became the very first fraternal organization to receive a charter under an Act of the United States Congress.  … Continue reading

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Claddagh Ring

Carved into a gray Vermont granite gravestone in the Hope Cemetery at Barre is a design consisting of three symbols—hands clasping a heart surmounted by a crown.  This design is a traditional ring design, known as a Claddagh ring.  Each … Continue reading

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Stairway

The stony entrance of This Sepulcher — GRENN MOUNT CEMETERY Dedicated Sept 15, 1855 — STOWELL BURIAL PLACE Ledge work commenced – Completed November 3 1898 KATE K STOWELL 1874 – 1968 STOWELL LOWE 1893 – 1925 RUTH L. DEMING … Continue reading

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Real or Imagined?

Stories abound of the supernatural—apparitions that appear in gossamer gowns that fade into the murky night air, screams emanating from the “haunted” cemetery, sculptures that have eyes that glow red after dark.  How do these stories get started?  Are the … Continue reading

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Black Agnes, Isn’t!

The John E. Hubbard monument in the Green Mount Cemetery at Montpelier, Vermont, features a statue of Thanatos created by famed sculptor, Karl Bitter.  The monument is neither black nor Agnes—it is green and it Thanatos.  Thanatos, in Greek mythology, … Continue reading

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