November 27, 2007


Filed under: Cemeteries — lessie @ 12:54 pm

What a beautiful, intricate headstone this is. I find the detail tasteful and arresting, causing me to stop and consider at length.

Not too long ago I met a fella whose vocation was stone carving. Most of his work was placed in cemeteries, but his portfolio included public pieces as well. It makes me wonder about the maker of this tombstone. Did he or she design it?

I also wonder about Cpl. Robert W. Carnes. Only 25. What is the significance of the number on the cross? Was he a prisoner of war? Is that his number in a military cemetery overseas? What were the circumstances of his death? The bared wire, discarded helmet, and frayed cross bring to mind the worst of World War II battles. And yet the subtle ribbon etching brings my eyes upward toward the cross and beyond. Cpl. Carnes is home and at rest. Concord Baptist Cemetery.


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  1. Your observation of detail is very impressive. After reading your explanation, of the photo, I took a second look and pondered with you.

    PS: Yesterday, I was interviewed for a story, about GreenvilleDailyPhoto, which is scheduled to appear this Friday (11/30/07) in the Greenville Journal. I made a point of mentioning AndersonDailyPhoto. I hope they include my comment and a reference to your blog.

    Comment by denton — November 27, 2007 @ 5:19 pm

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