Charles Harris McPhail’s mourners drew on their classical education to commemorate him.
Given my propensity for finding a sermon under every stone, you’ll not be surprised to find a Confederate tomb in Richmond exemplifying Memorial Day 2020.
No Wooden poetry here but pure iambs flowing from the Fawcett: John Fawcett, that is.
A tombstone with the full text of the Ten Commandments and maybe then some. No craziness there, nosiree!
An epic fail of typography and design in Arlington!
Another drab monument that pops with interest when we take a closer look!
Some sizzlin’ iambs from 1878 on the Weide monument. And a lyre!
Stithy Roach! Quel nom!
An angel writing in a book in Green-Wood: what’s up with that?
Come for the charming floral symbolism, stay for a child’s creepy poetic hallucination about the afterlife! It’s like the Oompa loompas make an appearance.