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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

original photograph taken by me in May 2010 at Mithian, Cornwall - copyright 2010

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

original photograph taken by me in May 2010 at Mithian, Cornwall - copyright 2010

Transcript of the Inscription

In ever loving memory of

Joane

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

At rest

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.

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  1. October 4, 2010 at 3:06 am

    Hi Christine,

    My name is Sheri Fenley. I have the “Meet A Rabbit” column over at the Graveyard Rabbit Association. I would like to feature your blog in the column. Please contact me at:

    sherifenley@gmail.com

    • January 24, 2011 at 2:56 pm

      Hallo Sheri, Thanks for your comment and please accept my apologies for the very long delay in replying! I’ve had really terrible internet connection problems for a long time now and have not been able to get here until now!! I will send you an email about you wanting to feature the blog in your column. Many thanks.

      Kind regards,

      Christine (rootsresearcherrabbit)

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