Monday, 11 June 2012

Van Elswyck

from our family farm
where you helped us work the land
to the greatest farm of all
guided now by God's own hand

the Van Elswyck name is well known in the local farmer's markets

8 comments:

Lowell said...

It is a very attractive headstone. But it appears that Adrian died much too young!

Gemma Wiseman said...

A most unusual headstone shape! perhaps the closeness of the shape to the earth is symbolic of the family it represents! Lovely!

Nicola Carpenter said...

Beautiful stone.


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Francisca said...

A handsome portrait of a young farmer who died too soon. I wonder whether some special etching technology is used to get a close likeness. And I wonder who he shares the headstone with...?

biebkriebels said...

The name sounds dutch to me, they must have emigrated to the states in the past. I googled the name and is it still very common in the Netherlands.

Deb said...

A heartfelt memorial, the other two names his parents perhaps?

hamilton said...

yes

hamilton said...

we have quite a few Dutch immigrants in this area who set up farming or gardening for nurseries.