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Slot and tab tombs are an oddity found primarily in North Ga mountain cemeteries

Slot and tab tombs are an oddity found primarily in North Ga mountain cemeteries

Mendip Hospital Cemetery,  a touching story how this land was saved. They may be just #'s but to somebody they had a name. http://www.mendiphospitalcemetery.org.uk/

Mendip Hospital Cemetery, a touching story how this land was saved. They may be just #'s but to somebody they had a name. http://www.mendiphospitalcemetery.org.uk/

BABUSHKA by kaurismaki  The idea of a grandmother watching over her grandchild is so natural.

BABUSHKA by kaurismaki The idea of a grandmother watching over her grandchild is so natural.

The Hardy Tree - old headstones were moved when graves were dug up to make way for a railway.

The Hardy Tree - old headstones were moved when graves were dug up to make way for a railway.

A little girls's gravestone that was damaged by a cannonball at Circular Church Graveyard in Charleston, SC.

A little girls's gravestone that was damaged by a cannonball at Circular Church Graveyard in Charleston, SC.

Two graveshelters in Agee Cemetery, Hasty, Arkansas ~ Graves of two young Agee children from early 1900's.  Their grandfather, William N. Christian, built two little houses over the graves to protect them. He kept a split bottom chair inside the largest house. Every day he would walk the two miles up the hill to the cemetery, take out his chair, sit and whittle to "be with the babies" until evening. The old photo of the Agee family taken c.1915-16 is posted inside the gravehouse.

Two graveshelters in Agee Cemetery, Hasty, Arkansas ~ Graves of two young Agee children from early 1900's. Their grandfather, William N. Christian, built two little houses over the graves to protect them. He kept a split bottom chair inside the largest house. Every day he would walk the two miles up the hill to the cemetery, take out his chair, sit and whittle to "be with the babies" until evening. The old photo of the Agee family taken c.1915-16 is posted inside the gravehouse.

Death & Gravestone Symbolism. Death is life's ending. Because everyone who is born eventually dies, it is the center of many traditions and organizations. Customs relating to death are a feature of every culture around the world. Part of those customs are symbols, which signify or try to make sense of the phenomena

Death & Gravestone Symbolism. Death is life's ending. Because everyone who is born eventually dies, it is the center of many traditions and organizations. Customs relating to death are a feature of every culture around the world. Part of those customs are symbols, which signify or try to make sense of the phenomena

Slot & Tab Tombs Old Soule's Methodist Church cemetery Dahlonega Ga. by Robert Lz

Slot & Tab Tombs Old Soule's Methodist Church cemetery Dahlonega Ga. by Robert Lz

Concordia Cemetery spans 52 acres just north of Interstate 10 in El Paso. Regarded as one of the most historic “Old West” cemeteries in th...

Concordia Cemetery spans 52 acres just north of Interstate 10 in El Paso. Regarded as one of the most historic “Old West” cemeteries in th...

Ever seen these strange grave markers? You'll never believe why they were built this way! Click to see more.

Ever seen these strange grave markers? You'll never believe why they were built this way! Click to see more.

Tomb monument of  Marie Antoinette (1755 - 1793) Queen of France and wife of Louis XVI. The Gothic Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis,  Paris

Tomb monument of Marie Antoinette (1755 - 1793) Queen of France and wife of Louis XVI. The Gothic Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis, Paris

George Washington's Tomb at Mount Vernon, Marble Sarcophagus Bearing Adaptation of Great Seal of US

George Washington's Tomb at Mount Vernon, Marble Sarcophagus Bearing Adaptation of Great Seal of US

The grave of Joan Wytte, white witch.  Stone reads: Born 1775. Died 1813 in Bodmin Jail. Buried 1998. No longer abused”.

The grave of Joan Wytte, white witch. Stone reads: Born 1775. Died 1813 in Bodmin Jail. Buried 1998. No longer abused”.