Monday, August 11, 2008

Headstones


On Saturday I went to a local cemetery.



I had heard that it had great views, and it did:



What are those house-thingies (see pic below) called? Are they crypts? Mausoleums?

And I wondered, who pays for them? Do you decide ahead of time and set aside money in your will to build a little housie for your bones? Do your kids do it in memory of you?





Some people take the simpler approach:




Some people accessorize. This grave had a very simple marker, plus several angels, elephants, a statue of Saint Francis, and a teeny-tiny horse and wagon (you can double-click on the pic to make it bigger):



Do you think she asked her friends to do this before she died? Or did they just go ahead and decorate? I think I'd be kind of pissed off if someone placed a bunch of crap on my marker ..... oh, no, wait; I wouldn't be pissed off ..........I'd be dead.


Gee, do you think this guy was a dolphins fan? This headstone really bothered me, for some reason. It just seemed so ...... tacky. And I couldn't figure out if the statue in front was a dog or a fox. I'm guessing dog, but I'm not sure.



Anyway, it was a neat place to spend some time.

4 comments:

Exador said...

Round these parts, it's NASCAR

listie said...

I love walking around cemeteries. I photograph headstones for an online site where you can look up cemeteries and gravesites.

And, the trend now does seem to be "decorating." It must be a pain for the groundskeepers to mow around all that stuff.

Rockycat said...

I don't even know what to say about the NASCAR tombstone.

And listie, what's the web site?

listie said...

rocky, it's findagrave dot com