Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Taphophile Tragics

The plaque at the bottom of this grave marker in Roselawn Cemetery explains that the organization "Woodmen of the World" was an important part of this person's life. To see more fascinating cemetery shots from around the world, be sure you visit Taphophile Tragics.

15 comments:

biebkriebels said...

The concrete looks like wood indeed.

Lowell said...

This is one of the most unusual grave markers I've seen. I don't know much about Woodmen of the World but I do know they were a big deal early in the 20th century.

Cezar and Léia said...

Interesting plaque design!
Léia

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I've seen lots of Woodmen of the World markers in my wanderings in cemeteries. You can spot them a long ways away.

Jim Klenke said...

I've seen those types of headstones, very strange.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Sounds like one of the benefits of the organization continue long after the meetings have ended.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Well that's different Lois, a very personalized tombstone indeed.

Nicola Carpenter said...

Fantastic picture!

Beneath Thy Feet

Sylvia K said...

Very different indeed and very personalized! You did find a great one for the day, Lois! Hope your week is going well!

Small City Scenes said...

There is a cemetery in Langley on Whidbey Island here that is managed by the Woodmen. Very nice indeed.
Is this a new meme? I will look into it. MB

Tamera said...

Woodmen has a long history in my city, Colorado Springs. There is even a Woodmen Road here, which is one of our main thoroughfares.

Stefan Jansson said...

Never seen such a tombstone before. Interesting.

hamilton said...

This is one of the nicer trees I have seen as a marker.

Randy said...

Interesting marker.

Julie said...

I have seen quite a few WotW memorials, Loids, mainly from American cemeteries. The symbol of the cut off tree is important, too. Meaning a life cut short.