Friday, December 15, 2017

Rosswell, New Mexico

Birthday Balloons:  He survived childhood and adolescence, but the third decade did him in. His family was grief stricken and still mourns. His birthday party has been moved to the cemetery, and birthday wishes have been sent heavenward on a Mylar balloon. Happy Birthday, Number 1! South Park Cemetery. [2016]

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Beckley, West Virginia

Birthday Balloons:  God's angels come for him the day he was born. The only birthday he had was the real one. You know, were he with us today, he would be loving his cars, and watching the movie, too! Happy Birthday, champ! Greenwood Memorial Park. [2014]

Monday, December 11, 2017

Jefferson City, Missouri

Birthday Balloons:  He may be gone, but there is no reason to stop celebrating his birthday. Now, however, the decorations must be moved grave side. Happy birthday, kid! Hawthorn Memorial Gardens. [2015]

Friday, December 8, 2017

Lyndon Center, Vermont

Balloon Rides to Heaven:  Take one last look at at the lake before you go where that airplane can't take you. Up, up, and away: beyond the clouds. With a little lift from the angels circling that balloon, you are about ready to exchange the Northeast Kingdom for the Heavenly Kingdom. Lyndon Center Cemetery. [2009]

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Port Republic, New Jersey

Balloon Rides to Heaven:  The angels must have been singing and playing their harps when he took that last balloon ride to the heaven. What hymn do you think would best fit the circumstances? St. Paul's United Methodist Church. [2015]

Monday, December 4, 2017

Cortland, New York

Balloon Rides to Heaven:  Why not go out with a little flare and fashion. Let your spirit depart this earth in a hot air balloon: up above the birds you rise, up above the sun. Take one last look at what your are leaving behind: Next stop is paradise! Cortland Rural Cemetery. [2017]

Friday, December 1, 2017

Siler City, North Carolina

One True Love ~ The Family Farm:  The scene is set, but the names have yet to be added. Visit a monument company and you will have your choice of copy art, some of which you will identify with and some of which you won't. Perhaps a agricultural landscape is for you. No matter what the real farm looked like, this rendition of a generic farmstead might appeal to anyone who lived out their days farming the land. It may not have been their farm, but it was a farm. As for the couple: It may not have been them, but at least it's a couple! Chatham Monument Company. [2005]