A few years ago we visited TBG's cousins in Vermont trying to get some more family history done. We visited the Hope cemetery in Barre where some of the most incredible grave stones are located. A lot of stone cutters came from Italy to live in Barre and work at the granite quarries. The amazing part of these stones is that they were carved by hand. TBG's cousin was telling us that some stone cutters worked on their own grave marker for years. Talk about dedication and planning!
We took this picture because of the detail. I love the stitching line, the buttons and the buttonholes. It astounds me that some people have this kind of talent. To see some more amazing stones you can visit this website. A couple of really notable stones are the couple in bed and the dying man. I liked the soldier smoking a cigarette too. Be sure to check out all the links!