I did not bring coals to Newcastle, but I did bring coal to Scranton today, which is just as bad!
Moved by the incredibly sad story of the American chestnut, I sought out and adopted a relic of one of those noble, dead, giants.
A frustrating PvZ2 conundrum I pass on to you!
A super-intriguing abandoned town in East-Central Pennsylvania.
Republishing this: exciting new oak-leaf capital found!
Figure 1. Owen monument. Maplewood Cemetery, Durham, N.C. Photo: author. Shirley Lee Owen, Jr. (11 October 1921 – 28 September 1943), whose monument and headstone both reduce his name to S.L. Owen, was, as his monument states, a Captain in the U.S. Army in World War II and died in North Africa. He was named […]
Two interesting poems in Rock Creek: one vernacular, one a trusty bit of Tennyson.
Old weathered tombstones are by turns heartbreaking and annoying. But you can see why people were enamored of them when you come across a crisp, fresh example.
Daniel V. Fenton monument, 1890. Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C. Photo: author. Daniel V. Fenton was an ordinary man. When he died in 1890, shortly after being discharged from the Government Printing Office because the patronage system was then favoring Republicans and he was a Democrat, his wife had a little-known part of his story […]
One result of trawling cemeteries for interesting monuments is that you occasionally get sidetracked into interesting investigations that have little to do with a monument. The provocation here is the headstone of Pocahontas Bolling (Smith) Todd, who was born in 1877 in Winchester, VA. Pocahontas Bolling (Smith) Todd monument, Mt. Hebron Cemetery. Photo: author. The […]