Interesting & Unusual

Paul G. Lind (legal name Ebbighausen) died 29 March 2005 and is commemorated with a Scrabble board in Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery, Portland, Oregon. A fanatical Scrabble player, this game contains two blank tiles: the “b” in football, and the 2nd “l” in loveable.

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The gravestone for Penney is inscribed with the American sign language symbol for ‘I love you’. Pennies are frequently left atop the gravestone.

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Andrew Heron had 4 wives who died in 1803, 1812, 1832, the last seems to have finally outlived him. He died in 1848.

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Resembles walking into the sea.

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From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity. ~Edvard Munch

This sculpture could be related to an old tradition of attaching a bell to the wrist of the dead to prevent people from being buried whilst still alive. A string was tied on the wrist of the corpse which was attached to a bell above ground while a sentry sat in the cemetery overnight.

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Colma, California

 

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Cemetery now under water

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Gravestone memorializing the owner of the clothespin factory in Montpelier, Vermont.

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