Sunday, May 27, 2018

Frozen Graves

CEMETERY, n. An isolated suburban spot where mourners match lies, poets write at a target and stone-cutters spell for a wager. The inscriptions following will serve to illustrate the success attained in these Olympian games:

His virtues were so conspicuous that his enemies, unable to overlook them, denied them, and his friends, to whose loose lives they were a rebuke, represented them as vices. They are here commemorated by his family, who shared them.

In the earth we here prepare a Place to lay our little Clara.
Thomas M. and Mary Frazer
P.S. -- Gabriel will raise her.

Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary


girl6 said...

now that's a frozen fairy tale i can totally get behind..Beautiful.
i do often wonder why haunts (in different varieties/forms) aren't out at other times of the year as well..besides just Halloween.

Once for a Haunter's Convention..Donna once put a taxidermied bobcat (i think) into a Victorian funeral gown & her hub made it a lovely little black ornate hearse..OMGGGG. those 2 are Super Duper Deluxe. King & Queen.

Autumnleaf said...

There's nothing more poignant than a snow-covered JoL. I too wonder why Halloween has to end the following day. I've put Santa hats on pumpkins and skeletons.