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More Than Wives of Men

The headstone reads:

Lydia Ann
wife of John Ireland
died April 20, 1859
aged 41 years
8 months & 25 days

Friends and physicians could not save… 618 more words

Mt. Hope Cemetery

The Tail of the Tale

‘As silent as the grave’
– as simple as wise.
No story can be told
that outweighs all lies
when the narrator is the hero,
and the hero dies.


Land’s End

Thank you. I will leave you now,
for my cottage by the sea.
I can be sane for hours a day,
when that’s required of me. 49 more words

Poems By Alan Reynolds

Shine On...Epitaphs

It’s not a thing that most people like to think about if they can help it.

Death, that is.

I’ve had reason to do just that a few times of late. 470 more words


Commemorating Pennant Inside and Out

Commemorating famous people through the medium of stone is a ubiquitous dimension of villages, towns and cities across the land and part of our Blue Plaque culture. 471 more words

Archaeologies Of Death And Memory

Saturday Smiles - Epitaphs

Cemeteries are fascinating places.

They give glimpses into a person’s essence

as much as they raise  curiosity

sometimes sadness

sometimes unanswered questions…

A widow wrote this epitaph in a Vermont cemetery: 261 more words

Steps For Peace

CFP: Rulers on Display, Toronto, 26-27 April 2019

Rulers on Display: Tombs and Epitaphs of Princes and the Well-Born in Northern Europe 1470-1670

Toronto: Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, Victoria College in the University of Toronto, April 26 – 27, 2019… 407 more words

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