Tombstone Tuesday: By Day We All Do Miss Thee
When we were visiting the churchyard of St. Peter’s at Mithian, we took photos of the tombstone that I have chosen for today’s Tombstone Tuesday daily blogging theme.
The title of this post is taken from the verse included with the Inscription.
This particular tombstone was quite unusual and to show it better there are two photos. The main one, showing the inscription which cannot really be made out in the photograph. I will add a transcript at the end of this post. The other photo is a little bit closer and from a different angle so the reason it is quite unusual will be clearer.
The Tombstone of Joane and Charles Cole
When looking at the grave straight on, as in the above photo, it doesn’t look too different from some others but it is suprising to see from a sideways view, that the scrolled inscription is actually sitting on a natural rock base. It has made us wonder where the rock comes from and why it was important to use for this grave.
Sideways view showing the rock base and scroll for the inscription
Transcript of the Inscription
In ever loving memory of
wife of Charles Cole
who died Nov. 16th 1907
aged 54 years
By day we all do miss thee
Words would fail our loss to thee
But in Heaven we hope to meet thee
Evermore with thee to dwell
Also of the above Charles Cole
who died Nov. 24, 1945 aged 91 years
Erected by her loving children
This is not the grave of any of my partner Paul’s ancestors but I think it would be nice as well as interesting to try and discover why the Cole family used the rock for the tombstone.