Monday, October 26, 2009

Christ Church graveyard

Yesterday, I got to go graveyard wandering with a fellow genealogist--it's always a pleasure when you have friends that share your quirky hobbies!

He was on the hunt for a specific grave, while I was more interested in seeking out unusual headstones. I took a few pictures, including this marker I found fascinating. I bought a book on gravestone symbolism the other week...I need to look this one up and see what it means.

So many of the gravestones are worn away by time and the elements. Just reminded me again how so much in life is ephemeral.

I also put a few pennies on Ben Franklin's grave...we'll see if it brings me any luck. I love the epitaph he wrote for himself!