Tombstone Tuesday: A Homemade Tombstone

A few weeks ago, I went with my parents down to Mount Tabor Cemetery in Ross County, Ohio. We hoped to find the grave of Dad’s uncle who died of influenza and pneumonia at age 2 in 1919. It is a very quiet cemetery, nestled in the hills southwest of Chillicothe. You have to look…

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Tombstone Tuesday: Creepy Angels

This week’s Tombstone Tuesday isn’t a lesson on reading a tombstone or interpreting tombstone iconography. Instead, I’d like to share what are without a doubt the creepiest angels I’ve ever seen. From Pioneer Cemetery in Westerville, Ohio: I’m adding those to the list of things I don’t want on my tombstone!

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Tombstone Tuesday: Using Your GPS in the Cemetery

Those who know me know that I love technology and, further, I love gadgets. It came as no surprise two or three years ago when I asked for a GPS unit for Christmas. What did surprise a few people was the reason I wanted it: to take it with me to cemeteries and mark the…

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Tombstone Tuesday: Friendship, Love and Truth

This tombstone for George H. Boggs is in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Newark, Licking County, Ohio. It shows membership in two organizations: the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Grand Army of the Republic. The Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) was founded in Baltimore, Maryland in 1819. It is also referred to as the…

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Tombstone Tuesday: Little Georgie

  Green Lawn Cemetery in Columbus has innumerable outstanding tombstones. It is one of my favorite places to go when I need either a cemetery or photography “fix.” One of the most photographed tombstones there is that of George Blount.   “Little Georgie,” as some refer to him, was the only child of Eli and…

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