"These epitaphs reveal a full range of religious concepts, personal histories and marriages, eccentricities and moral admonitions, wrenching grief and a surprising amount of humor. You may start with one or two but inevitably become fascinated, drawn to page after page of a striking series of testimonies remembering our forebears in stone.
Lee Pennock Huntington, VT Sunday Magazine "
From the Publisher
In earlier times, people felt the need to leave a permanent record of who they were and what they stood for. Nowadays people tend to keep quiet about those things, at least in their final resting place. But many have found a new fascination in wandering about an old graveyard. They are often touched and moved by what they read there. Those people of former generations have much to say to us, although with great economy of woods because each letter had to be chiseled in stone with hand tools. Author Janet Greene and her late husband founded The Stephen Greene Press in 1957. Under the Greenes the company became one of the most respected small presses in America. In addition, she has written several books and is often heard on Public Radio stations around the country.