Friday, April 25, 2008
Gallow Hill Cemetery, Part 2
Four more from the Gallow Hill Cemetery in Brookfield, CT. The last photo shows the inscription "memento mori" (a reminder of death or mortality) and carved angel that I've often seen in Vermont. This 1783 headstone (see the date in the last photo of Part 1) is the only "memento mori" example I could find in the Gallow Hill cemetery. The stone had obviously been lying flat for some time because grass had completely grown over the edges by several inches and the inscription was heavily worn. Marking the grave of a husband and wife, the stone itself is very wide, perhaps three to four feet, and shows another identical head beside this one, also bearing the "memento mori" and angel motifs.