Bennie’s grave

BENJAMINSON OFBENJAMIN & HARRIETT A.EUGITTDIED DEC. 6, 1888.In his 21st year. The anagraphic data’s dull recitation of facts does not prepare us for one of the simplest, most heartfelt codas I can remember seeing on a tombstone: “Oh for the touch of avanished hand,For the sound of a voicethat is still.” You will immediately notice […]

The artist, the grave, and the sonnet

Augustus Goodyear Heaton, a.k.a. Augustus George Heaton, had his middle name legally changed at the age of 78 in 1922. Born in Philadelphia in 1844, he passed much of his career in Washington, D.C. He died in Sibley Hospital there in 1930 and was buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia. On the right is […]

The Brevitt Glaize portrait in Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Winchester, VA

As I once walked the grounds of Mt. Hebron contemplating my mortality, I spotted a boy sitting on one of the monuments in the distance. Scenting a treasure and coming closer, I discovered the heilige Kuh! monument (figure 1) of David Brevitt Glaize, only child of David S. and Elizabeth B. Glaize, 1888-1905. He died […]