Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Grave Stone Inscription -- Dardenne Cemetery

 "Soon shall we meet again.
 Meet ne'r to sever;
Soon will peace wreathe her chain round us forever."

The very old memorials to the dead contained some interesting inscriptions. This was my favorite. I envisioned a marriage and family on the frontier who enjoyed the great gift of family and marital love coupled with the faith that the same sociality that exists in this life will continue in the eternities - the great hope and desire that family bonds last beyond the grave.

Unrelated question: How did the inscriptionist make this inscription? Use a stencil? Free hand?
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