what I wore : stripes and polka dotsMonday, April 01, 2013
coat - Target
shirt - thrifted
sweater -c/o asian icandy
pin - Thora Ford Jewelry *
bag - c/o asian icandy
glasses - c/o BonLook
shoes - amazon
I happened upon a new cemetery last weekend. It was fairly large and had a pretty incredible section of old headstones (my preference) But there was a lot of snow and I didn't have boots in the car to explore very far off the driveway. But I did spot this headstone which I thought was super neat.
(If you're having trouble deciphering what it say, it reads "In memory of Ellen Shannon, aged 26 years, who was fatally burned Mar. 21, 1870 by the explosion of a lamp filled with R.L. Danforht's non expolosive burning fluid")
I'm a HUGE fan of headstones that tell a story or really just have any sort of interesting, original epitaph. I couldn't find much information on this one except for the fact the R.L. Danforth's non explosive burning fluid killed possibly a few other people (see here). Not sure any were as mad about it as Ellen Shannon's family though. I hope when I die my children put more than how I died on there - if I have a headstone at all. I'd really like my body to be donated to science, but that's neither here nor there.
Someday I'd like to put together a little collection of neat headstone photos as well as where to find them. There are so many incredible old headstones out there to see that I feel deserve more attention. (Girl in Blue and Home for the Friendless are my top two favorites!) There isn't even an app for cemeteries let alone one to help find really neat headstones. Someone should really get on that.
Hope you're having a lovely Monday.
*PS. Thora has been kind enough to offer 15% off with code "MEEEOW15"