Thursday, July 24, 2008

No Rush

I'm in no rush to be ready for a door like this one. It was a very odd old door with strange key locks and it slides open. There is a local ghost story that goes with this receiving tomb. Some workers at the cemetery saw a very tiny child standing by the door. As they approached in concern, they saw it was a little girl, but she always vanished when they got too close. The next day a child sized coffin was brought to the tomb. A little local girl had drowned a few days earlier. 

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Going Home

Life is a dream walking. Death is going home. --Old Proverb

Friday, July 11, 2008

Stonecutters Part Three

In 1991 this stone was cut by modern methods.

Ruth chose a broomstick & witch hat design to say something about her identity. Was it done in fun, or is she a Wiccan? One thing we know: She's not a boring person. These identity designs are very popular with people who are into unusual headstones. Using stencils, it takes just a few minutes to carve something like this.

Husband Jay was more of a golfer than a Warlock it seems. Rest in Peace, Jay.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

No New Shoes!

English funeral director Barry Dyer describes his job as a sacred trust. People give their loved ones to him to prepare for burial.

He can't stand to put new shoes on the person being buried. He just doesn't feel it's  the right thing to do. He says the new shoes will never walk anywhere, and insists on burying people in  a pair of shoes that have been walking with the person in life.