Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Monumental Knoxville

On a whim I grabbed my camera and set out in search of history. This is what I found in just a few block radius, Hopefully there will be more soon.

These first two are of the Cemetery for First Presbyterian on State Street.
A Splendid Little Monument...
(If you get that joke you as big a loser as me)
This is for a Doctor- man, he must have been good.
No clue who this is, except that she's named Sevier and had a beautiful monument carved for her.
I don't care who you are, this is an amazing epitaph.


samuel said...

I'm only seeing the very first picture. There are spaces where the others should be yet no pictures.

ck said...

i didn't get that reference. so i guess i'm not a loser. whew!

coincidentally, the next to last picture is the gravestone of john sevier's second wife.

stan said...

oh, i get the reference. so my worth is finally confirmed, after all these years: loser!

its a reference to
the spanish-american war
, fought for "cuban independence."

the u.s. secretary of state at the time called it a "splendid little war."

ah, glory days of unfettered imperialism!

Mickey said...

I will never be a five-star mother. I just don't have what it takes.

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