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The Church Window

Generally, I write about older gravestones from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries.  I usually find them to be more interesting with symbolism that is intriguing and sometimes forgotten or obscure.  Or I write about statuary found in graveyards that … Continue reading

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Mother and Daughter

May “Mollie” Cash Neal Born 1844, Louisiana Died October 1894, aged 49-50 Mary Elizabeth “Lizzie” Neal Born 1867, Louisiana Died June 17, 1889, aged 21-22 The monument in the historic Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta of two women sitting next two … Continue reading

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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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