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Old Aug 25, 2007, 11:30 AM   #1
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I just happened upon this unusual marker in the oldest section of our local cemetary.

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Old Aug 25, 2007, 11:31 AM   #2
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Old Aug 25, 2007, 7:21 PM   #3
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Striking ! I can't help but wonder at the story behind the monument. You said it was in the oldest part of the cemetery. Any idea when it was erected?

Nice job, Bob.

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Old Sep 18, 2007, 3:52 AM   #4
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Unusual marker indeed, nice shots.......................musket
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Old Sep 18, 2007, 8:09 AM   #5
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I dont suppose you have a photo of the written parts on the marker? Its certainly an interesting one and Im curious also about the fellow who lies beneath. Also whats the name of the Cemetery?
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Old Sep 18, 2007, 6:04 PM   #6
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There's an old 'sea story' about how, when a sailor retires from the sea, he walks inland dragging an anchor, and when someone finally stops him and asks what that is he's dragging, that's where he'll settle down and live out the rest of his days, safe in the knowledge that the sea is too far away to be a threat to him.

bhammitt, how far inland did this old sailor get?
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Old Sep 19, 2007, 8:45 AM   #7
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Great composition which anchors in one's soul for quite a while... andquitefitting B&W conversiondoing justice to the subject
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Old Sep 19, 2007, 7:06 PM   #8
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Thank you all! I am going to visit this grave again this weekend and take more detailed photos. The name of the cemetary is Crown Point and is located 50 milesnorth of Indianapolis, Indiana. TCav, that is a very cool old sea story, I like that very much! I have my own sailor, my oldest son is in the Coast Guard, I will share this story with him.

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Old Sep 19, 2007, 8:09 PM   #9
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I tried looking up Huff on www.findagrave.com using only the last name. I will give it another shot now that I have more details.
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