23 October 2009

death and dying - stone grave markers

The stone cutter across the street from the burial ground must have supplied most of the markers, since the ones from many of the active years of burial are the same granite source material. Some of the early 20c stones are very large indeed; solid, no-veneer. As in life, so also in death the addresses are neatly arranged.
[East central Saginaw, Michigan (USA)]

Compare also the much smaller graveyard that was once beyond the city of Kalamazoo, but now finds itself at the exit ramp to the interstate highway there at the edge of the city.

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