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Signs of End Times

As you walk or motor thru life, there’s the chance you’ll be seduced

by messages in the public space.  

Sometimes they entertain…sometimes they seek to entice. 88 more words


Barton Stone, end of an era

Barton Stone and Monuments on Brown Square, by far the oldest business in Ipswich, has permanently ceased operations. A.J. Barton & Son Inc. was started in 1889 by August Barton Sr., and continued under his son Augustus Barton Jr., known as “Gus.” 487 more words


Tombstone Tuesday: Stumbling Over Tombstones!

Last autumn my husband and I traveled “across the pond”! It was our very first trip to Great Britain but it shall not be our last.   185 more words

Personal Genealogy

May God give light to him: a tombstone from 10th century Iran

I love tombstones… that’s something creepy and well known: I realised that the majority of inscriptions I publish here are from tombstones, but that’s it. Tombstones are not only beautiful, but also a fertile source of information. 706 more words

Reading Inscription


The Los Angeles National Cemetery is in West LA. I have a fascination with cemeteries, and this one was beautiful. 18 more words


Carlisle Cathedral: William Fleming

In the presbytery aisle in Carlisle Cathedral is a memorial plaque dedicated to William Fleming. Born in 1709, William was the only son of Sir George Fleming who was Bishop of Carlisle. 39 more words


Gravestones tell stories of early San Diego history.

El Campo Santo, a cemetery located in Old Town, contains many of San Diego’s earliest residents. By walking respectfully among the gravestones, one can learn much about the city’s interesting history and what life was like for its diverse people. 1,829 more words