Monday 27 July 2009

Cemetery Symbolism - Musician

I spotted this headstone in Fleetwood Cemetery. It marks the passing of a Salvation Army musician - Frederick William Atkinson - who passed away on April 23, 1919 aged 20 years. Under the Sally Anne badge, the mason has chisled out a cornet to mark the departed's musicianship.

His headstone is inscribed with the following charming words:

"We cannot say and will not say.
That he is dead. He is just away.
With a cheery smile and a wave of the hand
He has wandered into an unknown land."


Gale Wall said...

This headstone and those in the background are beautiful. Reading the full stone gives you a sense of how someone felt about them. Thanks for sharing!

dustbunny8 said...

What a wonderful sentiment!I have never read that one before!

Life Goes On said...

Wonderful picture how beautiful

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