Monday, 6 February 2012

gone

missing glass panel
on a headstone

a glass and stone monument for 
Caroline Freeman who fell asleep on
July 28th, 1895
Moss Freeman was born in 1853 and died in 1924. He buried four wives, 
of which Caroline was #2 after being married barely 2 years

14 comments:

NixBlog said...

Quite amazing the glass hasn't been broken by vandals! Great capture.

NixBlog said...

Hmmm, I spoke too soon. I just saw the title! :~(

hamilton said...

I have never seen anything quite like this - and had the sun not been shining so brightly through it, I might not have noticed that it was glass.

diane b said...

I wonder what Moss did to his wives???

Rae Walter said...

What a fascinating tale and headstone!

biebkriebels said...

An interesting story, specialy about the four wives! He was a consumer apparently.

Lowell said...

Moss Freeman was a very busy man...one cannot help but wonder if he helped some of his wives along their way to eternity? :-) As I recall from my voluminous reading on the subject, it's usually the wives that bury the husbands.

Julie said...

Perhaps Moss simply took his name literally! As for poor Caroline, that sounds distinctly like child-birth to me.

Yes, it was a brave family that ordered glass for that obelisk. However, judging from the slant of the sun through what remains of the glass, the concept was apt, just 'brave Minister'!!

I wonder if all his wives are buried with him.

Thanks for sticking by the meme. I suspect cemeteries in Canada are quite similar to cemeteries iN Australia.

The Paw Relations said...

Beautiful! Amazing that is it has glass and has survived so well.

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Gene said...

Very unusual. I've seen smaller glass insets, and stained glass in some larger mausoleums, but never glass panels for an obelisk like that before.

CaT said...

pretty! i also never saw such a stone...
4 wives. thats a lot! i was thinking just the other day that nowadays people divorce all the time and get another husband or wife, and that this wasnt the case in the old days. then i realized they did remarry, made possible by more people dying young. weird, in a way, no?

JM said...

This is really original. I wonder what would have been inside the glass box.

tapirgal said...

Four wives, four sides. I guess it would have been tacky to put them all on one marker? Unique, though. I've never seen a marker on glass.

Nicole said...

I'm going to drive you insane, but I'd love to know the location of this memorial! I wonder if the glass is original as I've never seen this done with white bronze monuments before.