Grażyna Michalak

Grażyna Michalak

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BABY MONSTER Born Oct. 23, 1888 Died Feb. 3, 1889.  Monster is a surname. A relative of ‘Baby Monster,’ John C. Monster, shares this tombstone.  [Thanks to Vintage-Royalty for this one!]

The word “monster” originally meant “deformed”. A monster could be conjoined twins or a hideously deformed human infant. It was only in the century that monster came to mean any cruel or alien creature. The Saar Pioneer Cemetery, Kent, Washington, USA.

Solving a 60-year mystery finally gave a name to the young woman known only by the color of her clothes.

Solving a 60-year mystery finally gave a name to the young woman known only by the color of her clothes.

Old gravestones from St. Paul cemetery

Old gravestones from St. Paul cemetery

Glenna June Bellomy Anderson (1926 - 2008). When the cemetery sexton sold Glenna her stone, her request for the inscription on it was "I Was. . . SOMEBODY. He said the reason was that Glenna felt that many years after she died no one would probably remember her anyway. By having this inscription on her stone, people would see & remember it. Park Cemetery, Carthage, Missouri #headstone #gravestone #tombstone

Glenna June Bellomy Anderson - When the cemetery sexton sold Glenna her stone, her request for the inscription on it was “I was… somebody.” He said the reason was that Glenna felt that.

Mid-Victorian monument of Verlinda Stevens, d. 1872

Mid-Victorian monument of Verlinda Stevens, d.