Monday, May 14, 2012

Headstones and Footstones

It's not too often that graves like this have both their coping and footstone intact.  In most cases, the coping which outlines the grave is broken or long since removed and the footstones are missing or resting against the base of the headstone. 

This grave, along the South Ridge near Little Georgie's lovely monument is surprisingly complete.  It features a beautifully carved headstone embellished with roses and a border of ivy.  The inscription reads James V.S. Teller Died September 1, 1867, Aged 87 Years.  Gone But Not Forgotten.  The ornate cross on the footstone is also embellished with flowers (though they are a bit more weathered) and monogrammed with a T on its base.

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