It didn’t work, of course, as many of the common symbols of Christmas (the Yule log, the “Xmas” tree, the Xmas star, feasting, kissing under the mistletoe, etc.) all are actually pagan in their origin, but that’s beside the point. Given the time of year, with its emphasis on the “season of the Dead” and all, it came to me that I have, for some time, been collecting odd pictures of what purport to be real gravestones and that I might enjoy sharing a few of them. Since I have collected a fair number of these (25+ and growing), I’m not going to try to include them all, so I might do this again some time. Anyway, here goes….
Many gravestones, of course, describe the person whose grave they mark. For example:
Sometimes, the grave marker can refer to what the buried one did with his life. Here’s a reference to an occupation, for example.