Sunday, January 09, 2011
The lone student in this recent class which spanned the Christmas month took a great photo of this grave in a Catholic cemetery (St. Mary's) near her home in Virginia.
I knew I had seen this symbol before and so did a Google search for "dollar sign symbol gravestone" and BINGO, I got a hit to a fellow Graveyard Rabbit's blog. I love the success. Thanks, Joe for the explanation. [credit: Cemeteries and Cemetery Symbols]
Being a Protestant doesn't prepare me for the myriad of religious symbols on gravestones. I have identified two fairly close by Catholic cemeteries to explore. [Whine] "Is winter over yet? [end Whine]
I should add that this symbol of the $ is in Douglas Keister's book (a MUST read) for gravestone hoppers. It is on page 146 and is called IHS or IHC. It is almost always on crosses.