Day 770


February 7th, 2014



  1. Sandi in Ashland says:

    OK, how do you make the letters go in reverse–you’re talking to a tyro here…

  2. Sandi in Ashland says:

    thank you, Matt! And thank your for your scholarship as well–the geological history of the cemetery area was amazing.

  3. Luz says:

    Is MY WIFE reversed on the other side of the stone?

  4. BJL says:

    This headstone troubles me and not for the reversed writing. It seems weird that someone would put his own name but not the name of the wife/mother on the headstone. Secondly, there’s the ambiguity of who’s actually buried in the plot: are his wife and his mother both buried there or is he suggesting that his wife was also like a mother to him? Also, why are there no dates? Is this a headstone-in-waiting?

    • Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

      There are what looks to me like hands with fingers pointing to either side of the stone. Following the direction of where they are pointing “My Mother” is on left looking at the stone and “My Wife” is on the right. William would be in the middle.
      Matt you seem to have a knack for finding the odd, quirky things in your adventures. Always fun to see what you’ve come across.

      • BJL says:

        Thanks for spotting the pointing fingers, Dorinda. I think you’re probably right; perhaps the other two graves don’t have elaborate headstones but flatter ones that are covered by snow at the moment. However, the lack of dates on Wm (William) Harigan Snr’s headstone still intrigues me.
        Agree with you that Matt has an eye for quirky and unusual subjects. I particularly like his portals. They always fire my imagination.

  5. CindyK says:

    The pointing hands are also strange in that they point downward (towards the locations of the graves?) – typically pointing hands on old gravestones are pointing UP (towards heaven), unless maybe Mr. Harrigan knew something…

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