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.

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

photographed at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Morris, Grundy, Illinois

© 2013 Sally Knudsen