Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday - Simplicity

I love wandering through cemeteries, and the older, the better. We don't get too many really old stones here in the Midwest, but I do look for them. I am always drawn to the oldest part of a cemetery. No offense to those with large, amazingly carved markers, but I'll take a simple elegant stone any day.

As an example, this is the marker of Catherine Donohoe. I love it.


ERECTED
in the memory of
CATHERINE DONOHOE
who died
July 28, 1859
Aged 75 years
---
by her Daughter Catherine

photographed at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Morris, Grundy, Illinois

© 2013 Sally Knudsen

1 comment:

  1. It is a great stone. It is good they keep the grass off it or it will be soon lost.

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