Archive for November 4th, 2010

Recently, I visited Kirtland West Cemetery, and I found this old stone with a marvelously preserved carving.

Thomas Cuddy

Cuddy Willow

Looking at the base of the tombstone, it appears that the stone might have been broken off at some point and spent time knocked over. The stone does have a distinct forward lean that the photos don’t show very well. It’s possible that the damage to the stone’s base might have allowed the beautiful carving to remain in such good condition.

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