Julie Cahill Tarr explores the deeper meaning of some unique symbols found on grave markers, in her column Photo Monument.
I’m always intrigued by symbols on grave markers. There are the typical ones, such as a cross or flowers. In the instance of a cross, one might assume the deceased had a belief in a higher being. Flowers on the other hand, may or may not specify anything affiliated with the person. Different types of flowers hold some sort of meaning, for instance, daisies typically signify a child’s grave. Flowers could simply be pretty decor. When I come across unique symbols, I find myself wanting to know more about the person.
Be sure to read the entire article at the Graveyard Rabbits Online Journal.