For some reason I have always had a fascination with graveyards and grave stones; I find them peaceful as well as fascinating. The pins I have here are of very unusual stones.
Natchez - 10 yr old Florence died in 1871. She was extremely frightened of storms and her grief-stricken mother had Florence's casket constructed with a glass window at the head. The grave was dug to provide an area, the same depth of the coffin, at the child’s head, but this area had steps that would allow the mother to descend to her daughter’s level so she could comfort her during storms. To shelter the mother, metal trap doors were installed over the area the mother would occupy.
“Why Do You Look for the Living among the Dead?”
Tomb of Ulysses S. Grant, NY
Babe Ruth and Clare Ruth
In Memoriam - Gravesites of the Famous and Infamous
In early June 1961, CS Lewis began experiencing medical problems & was diagnosed with inflammation of the kidneys which resulted in blood poisoning.his health gradually began improving in 1962;CS Lewis was fully himself by the spring of 1963. However,15 July 1963 he fell ill & was admitted to hospital,next day @ 5pm,Lewis suffered a heart attack & lapsed into a coma,awaking the following day.In mid-Nov,he was diagnosed w/end stage renal failure.22 Nov.1963 he collapsed in his bedroom & died.
C.S. Lewis's grave