Sunday, July 01, 2012

Mother and Son

Milner Sculpture by midgefrazel
Milner Sculpture, a photo by midgefrazel on Flickr.

Mother and Son
In River Bend Cemetery in Westerly, RI, is this lovely sculpture with a very large base. I cropped that out so you could see the detail.

Mothers and sons are on my mind today, with now having two grandsons. 

Yesterday, I was reading the book I bought about the granite industry in Westerly and much to my surprise there was information about this very monument. (Oddly, nothing about the family that paid for it but I will have to look into that!)

Milner Monument By John Francis Brines (1860-1905) [Built From Stone, The Story of the Westerly Granite Industry page 85]. His father was a stone cutter and John made this sculpture at a young age. He died at 44. Amazingly, I took his gravestone too without knowing it.

Taken in July on a picture perfect day, this is one of my favorite photos.

1 comment:

Celia said...

What a fantastic monument sculpture, Midge. Thanks for posting this - very intriguing details, as I cuddle my latest granddaughter (13 days old).