Monday, January 03, 2011

Monument Monday: Stone Grave Markers

Originally uploaded by midgefrazel
"The Typical Stone grave marker of today, as the term implies, probably evolved as a means of marking the specific spot where someone is buried" [Schafer: Tombstones of your Ancestors p. 11]

Monument from Maplewood Cemetery in Marlborough, MA , is of someone with the STONE surname. It is not one of my ancestors but this monument gave me the idea of taking some of the wisdom of the many books I own and passing them along to you, dear reader.

I gazed at this monument and murmured out loud, "Yes that is a stone." Thank you STONE family for the idea.

1 comment:

Wayne said...

I am going to try to email you an email of a great grave stone I found next to my great grandfather's grave...

I am enjoying your blog..