Sunday, May 31, 2009

Stone Wreath of Lickville

As you likely already know, I find cemeteries interesting places. There is such history there and a special sort of connection. While out roaming around last weekend, and after visiting Millard Fillmore's (13th President of the USA) birthplace, I decided to swing by a cemetery that was noted on the map and was close by. I have stopped by a lot of cemeteries in the area over the past few months. One thing that I have noted pretty consistently is the lack of statuary in small cemeteries. Clearly these memorials cost more and for most of the population they were too expensive. But in the small (still in use) Lickville Cemetery, there was one statue. This was a lovely memorial from the late 1800s. I was drawn to the extensive detail on this wreath. The individual flowers combined with years of lichen gave it a certain loveliness.

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