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.

4 comments:

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.