December 14, 2007

Stepping back in time

Filed under: Cemeteries — lessie @ 1:07 pm

I love history and I love imagination. Some may consider cemetery visiting morbid — but to me, cemeteries are all about life. The lives of those memoralized in rock and stone. The lives of those loved ones who spent the time carving and placing — as in the stone above — or the money erecting a tribute. 

I don’t know anything about stone carving, but the etching above looks homemade to me. The idea of carving into stone…amazingly difficult. (Or is it not rock but concrete?) This and another are the only two in this unknown cemetery I could find with similar markings. Other fully erect and very large markers had no carvings I could detect. I hope to post some of the more professionally made tombstones in this cemetery tomorrow.



  1. Definitely a hommemade marker. And you are right, it is not easy to do, even with the proper tools. I tried to mark a headstone for our Old English Sheepdog who is burried under her favorite tree…15 years later, it is still unfinished -(

    Comment by isabella — December 15, 2007 @ 12:51 am

  2. I share your interest in visiting cemetries. I love history as well. My father used to be a stone cutter and he used special tools to make the impressions and your stone looks as if those tools were used but maybe not as professional as some.

    I found this post very interesting to read!


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    Comment by Pat — December 15, 2007 @ 4:28 pm

  3. I used to enjoy visiting cemeteries when i lived in the north east. Like the one in Concord, Mass. I have not really explored them here in the southwest.

    Comment by Helen — December 15, 2007 @ 8:08 pm

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