Old Fashioned Headstone


We return, after the doggie Halloween party fiasco of yesterday, to our regular Halloween themed programming.

Headstones like these are easy to find in local cemeteries. This particular style was common for 18th century graves. But rarely will you find a complete, readable inscription on them. Time and weather have conspired to keep the identity of this grave occupant a secret.

Tonight is the John Carlyle funeral reenactment. Passante and I will be donning our mourning clothes and be among the crocodile tear weeping, black-clad retinue accompanying the horse drawn carriage to the graveyard. Read all about it tomorrow!

5 Responses to Old Fashioned Headstone

  1. Olivier says:

    dans les vieux cimetieres, il y a plein de tombes comme cela, ou on n’arrive plus a lire la plaque. le jeux etant de leur inventer une histoire.
    j’attends avec impatience les funerailles de John Carlyle

    in the old cemeteries, there are a lot of tombs like that, where you can’t read the headstone any more. the game is to invent a story for them.
    I await impatiently the funeral of John Carlyle

  2. Kate says:

    I would love to join you two!! This tombstone is a bit spooky because of the anonymity. Good photo, tho!

  3. mariemcc says:

    Olivier, moi aussi, j’aime bien inventer des histoires pour les morts. Le funeraille ce soir sera interessant, j’espere!
    Olivier, I, too, like to make up stories about the lives of the dead. The funeral of John Carlyle tonight will be interesting, I hope!

    Kate, wish you were here, too! Just hope I can get some decent shots. It’s getting dark so early now. I found this headstone spooky more because of the blackness around the edges.

  4. jazzy says:

    creepy stories lately, very interesting to visit you page.
    looking forward to tomorrows post.
    have a great time šŸ˜‰

  5. russiello says:

    I wish I could be there. Sounds great…They always have a great Halloween-themed event in Sleepy Hollow, NY. I like the tombstone too, but it’s creepy being right next to the building. Odd to have a basement near a grave. Thanks for your comments, I will be working on the other pages once I have some time. Cheers.

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