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Inscriptions, epitaphs, statues

Posted: 8 Apr 2012 2:14PM GMT
Classification: Cemetery
Curious as to the oddest thing other members have seen when researching graves.

I have seen some creepy yet beautiful art work on the stones as well... anything from an intricate sleeping lamb to abstract art.

One of the creepiest things I have ever read was on a tombstone in the older section of the Trindle Springs Cemetery in Pennsylvania. "Mortal, where you stand, so once was I, and where I lay so will you one day."

Re: Inscriptions, epitaphs, statues

Posted: 8 Apr 2012 3:24PM GMT
Classification: Query
Sleeping lambs are a child's marker, and the one inscription quoted is not that uncommon. I've seen it many times in my transcriptions of cemeteries.

Re: Inscriptions, epitaphs, statues

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 11:37PM GMT
Classification: Query
There is, "allegedly", on a small white stone on a Grave in the Athens Ontario area,an epitaph that reads:

Oh how we loved her none could tell,
For earth she was too blessed.
The croup it took her off last spring,
It left room for all the rest.

Re: Inscriptions, epitaphs, statues

Posted: 11 Apr 2012 12:27AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thats so sweet and tragic... I cant believe how many children died of croup "back then". My son had croup so often as an infant, I cant imagine losing him over something so common.

Thanks for sharing!

Re: Inscriptions, epitaphs, statues

Posted: 22 Apr 2012 12:17PM GMT
Classification: Query
Ran across this on the Web. Still can't figure it out.
http://www.waterlooogs.ca/cemeterypics/RushesCemetery.html

Re: Inscriptions, epitaphs, statues

Posted: 22 Apr 2012 2:48PM GMT
Classification: Cemetery
Now THAT is like nothing I have ever seen before! This is amazing! I printed it out to see if my oldest (16 years old) daughter could figure it out. She has an IQ that supersedes anyone I know (yes including me lol), and is looking very seriously at a job in cryptology. She will LOVE this!

Thanks for sharing that link! I am still in awe of it... when you look at, I guess the last words we have are either lost to time, or we inscribe a warning, greeting, or even a puzzle on a piece of stone that proves we were here.

Thanks again!

Re: Inscriptions, epitaphs, statues

Posted: 28 Apr 2012 4:53AM GMT
Classification: Query
I always liked these

"I told you I was sick"

and
"Pardon me for not standing"

Re: Inscriptions, epitaphs, statues

Posted: 28 Apr 2012 10:39AM GMT
Classification: Query
That's funny!!

Re: Inscriptions, epitaphs, statues

Posted: 8 Sep 2012 6:36PM GMT
Classification: Query
Someone asked Johnny Carson what he would like. His reply...."I'll be right back"

Re: Inscriptions, epitaphs, statues

Posted: 19 Oct 2012 7:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
The thing that always gives me the chills.....

Photos of the departed set into a headstone.....I've seen a number of them that were well protected by a curved glass or lens that magnifies it a bit. Some are almost like a jewelry setting...beautiful yet creepy.
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