04 June 2015

A peaceful resting place

Kittredge tombs, Cypress Gardens, SC 
You can't tell by this image how large the cross is in this family cemetery plot. It is huge. It is a lovely surprise to find this peaceful resting place for the Kittredge family who donated the land for Cypress Gardens along the walking trail around the lake. 

Magnolias tall against the sky,
Whisper to this silent cry.
"Weep not! For here eternally
In love together they shall be"
I was initially puzzled by the small tombstone with the inscription "My Happy" until I saw the family pictures on the history board. It must be a beloved pet dog snuggled up next to them forever.


Deborah Dingler said...

Did you stop by and say hello to Kathleen? She is resting in their columbarium.

William Kendall said...

It's big, but it's not over the top. I've seen a grave that was all ego, no dignity. I vastly prefer this.

Catalyst said...

One wonders if there is family left to appreciate the monuments.