[PIC] Between the Light and the Darkness

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    Helen Guest

    Helen, Feb 15, 2009
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  3. Very nice. But it looks like she's about to litter?
    Does any one know what the Angel is doing?
     
    John McWilliams, Feb 15, 2009
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    Bill Boyce Guest


    spreading the flowers/petals she's carrying
     
    Bill Boyce, Feb 15, 2009
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  5. Thanks. A few minutes after posting, I suspected that, but it's nice to
    have confo.
     
    John McWilliams, Feb 15, 2009
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    Helen Guest


    She/he was the guardian angel of the deceased and is leaving flowers,
    like we would, for someone who was dear to us.
     
    Helen, Feb 15, 2009
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  7. Thanks, also, Helen.

    Wondering if you can set your newsreader to read "Threaded"?; that way
    you'd have seen that Mr. Boyce so replied, and I thanked him, about 15
    minutes ago.
     
    John McWilliams, Feb 15, 2009
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    Helen Guest


    Yes, I read his reply but wanted to add a tiny bit more about why the
    angel is spreading the flowers.
     
    Helen, Feb 15, 2009
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    jimkramer Guest

    Angles from this time period were typically seen as guides along the path
    from earth to heaven. She is literally strewing a path of rose petals to
    lead the way for the departed souls. I will also note that this was a
    familial marker as opposed to an individual grave marker.

    -Jim
     
    jimkramer, Feb 16, 2009
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    jimkramer Guest

    There were some really hideous plastic flowers in the background that
    "disappeared" on going to B&W... :)

    -Jim
     
    jimkramer, Feb 16, 2009
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    Damit "Angels"

    Angles from this time period were seen as either acute or obtuse, 'cause
    nothing was right.

    -Jim
     
    jimkramer, Feb 16, 2009
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  12. Ta-dum! Rimshot. Yeah, you beat me to saying something cute about
    angel's angles. or whatever.
     
    John McWilliams, Feb 16, 2009
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    Robert Coe Guest

    : > : >> http://www.jlkramer.net/Pictures/Cemetery/Light&Dark.htm
    : >>
    : >> -Jim
    : >>
    : > Angles from this time period were typically seen as guides along the path
    : > from earth to heaven. She is literally strewing a path of rose petals to
    : > lead the way for the departed souls. I will also note that this was a
    : > familial marker as opposed to an individual grave marker.
    : >
    : > -Jim
    : Damit "Angels"
    :
    : Angles from this time period were seen as either acute or obtuse, 'cause
    : nothing was right.

    Out of curiosity, what was the time period? I'd guess sometime between 1890
    and 1925, but without any knowledge of art history to back the guess up.

    Incidentally, if you're into cemeteries, you may want to run over to Vicksburg
    and prowl the Civil War cemetery, if you haven't already done so. It's been a
    jillion years since I've done that, and my acuity for photo ops was a lot
    lower then, but it stands to reason that there might be something interesting
    there.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Feb 22, 2009
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    jimkramer Guest

    The earliest grave in that family's plot is civil war era, but I suspect the
    angel was done 1890-1900, from both the ornate detail on the front and the
    gross cutting marks on the back.

    I'm trying to take MS in, in slow bites; went down to Windsor Ruins
    yesterday, around Port Gibson, then cruised on down to Natchez for lunch.

    I will eventually make it to Vicksburg, but it may be more than a single day
    trip.

    Thing is, it's all new to me as I've only been here a very short time. So it
    is all interesting.

    -Jim
     
    jimkramer, Feb 23, 2009
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