Friday, March 23, 2018

Miami, Florida

You've Got Mail!  In your head, put an adjective in front of the word 'letters.' Did you choose the word 'love'? When you think of letters (the old-fashioned variety), your mind automatically goes to "love letters." Ergo, the mailbox becomes the perfect accouterment for a burial plot. But don't forget to have some stamps on hand! Caballero Rivero Woodlawn South Cemetery. [2018]

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Florala, Alabama

You've Got Mail!  If you want a mailbox at your grave site, be sure you have enough postage to get a letter off to that special friend who always wants to keep in touch no matter how far apart you two are. Why not gift him a few Forever Stamps? Chapel Hill Baptist Cemetery. [2017]

Monday, March 19, 2018

South Charleston, West Virginia

You've Got Mail!  Over the course of your lifetime, how many envelopes have had your name on them? Have some of them been love letters? If so, remember two things: (1) Great loves live on." (2) "More than kisses, letters mingle souls." The latter is a famous quote by poet John Donne. Sunset Memorial Park. [2015]

Friday, March 16, 2018

Toms River, New Jersey

How Many Leaves on an Irish Clover ~ Three?  You can't get much more Irish than a field of three-leaf clovers. And, you can't get much more Irish than a last name like this, which is common in the Ireland's west. St. Patrick would be proud; the anniversary of his death comes up tomorrow. But, St. Valentine would be proud, as well, even though the heart was not associated with his holiday until the modern era. The anniversary of his death came up last month. St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery. [2015]

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Charleston, Illinois

How Many Leaves on an Irish Clover ~ Four?  Finding a four-leaf clover will bring you luck. He was lucky enough to deemed "A Legend" and to be a septuagenarian before he cashed in his treasures. Maybe he thought that talisman would also bring him luck on the other side. Roselawn Cemetery. [2017]

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Baltimore, Marylnad

How Many Leaves on an Irish Clover ~ Five?  This five-leaf clover is all about Eternal Love. That's why the leaves are shaped like hearts. Judging from the dates, these two were sweethearts were in high school together. married when they were in their 20s, and did not part until he died at the young age of 33. How many children did they have? Three. Now, do the math, and  you will know why the clover has five leaves. Oak Lawn Cemetery. [2014]

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Tombstone, Arizona

Focus on the Legendary Boothill Graveyard:  Left: "M.E. Kellogg, Died a natural death, 1882." In other words, he didn't die with his boots on. Right: "Dunlop, one of a band of train robbers, attempted to rob an express car which Milton guarded. He was critically wounded and his friends left him to die. He was found and brought to Tombstone, where he lived long enough to inform on his friends." So says the pamphlet put out by the cemetery association. So, stop pining for the good old days! They really weren't that good. [2018]