Why are these headstones in Mauston Cemetery (Mauston Wisconsin) arranged in a half-circle? What does it mean?
More and more cemeteries are going with flat-to-the ground headstones. They are more economical to create and it’s easier to maintain the landscaping around them. But they sink into the soil beneath them. And grass grows over them. And the names are lost to us, sometimes forever. Every fall when we visit the final resting place of my…
Styled after tree trunks and cut branches, the individual headstones of the Evans’ family are grouped around a large tree marker. The broken branches on the large headstone symbolize a life cut short.
A lovely old church in rural Wisconsin stands watch over members who have passed. Visiting genealogists must love the alphabetical directory posted outside.
Cubs fans have recently been on the edge of their seats with their eyes on the pennant. For some fans, hopes spring eternal.
Cemetery art and architecture often takes my breath away. And makes me wonder about the lives of the people who commissioned it.
Headstones stand like soldiers in Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery, Oswego Illinois: And this soldier lies among them:
According to Wikipedia, lichens “are among the first living things to grow on fresh rock…”. I’m accustomed to seeing headstones affected by lichen. But unruly amounts of lichen tend to be found only on older headstones. Or so I thought until I visited the Mauston City Cemetery operated by the Mauston Cemetery Association in Mauston Wisconsin. Mauston…