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Wolihin Masonic Monument (Tombstone Tuesday)

A monument stands in Rose Hill Cemetery at Macon, Georgia to the memory of Andrew Martin Wolihin (1831-1897) and his son William A. Wolihin (1862-1916). They both were Masons, and each held the position of Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Georgia. As you might guess, the monument is rife with Masonic symbols, including a pair I knew nothing about. Please feel free to comment with any corrections. I make no boasts of expertise regarding Freemasonry. Altar complete with knee rest, bearing the book of law (or Bible?) with the common square and compass on top. Probably best if I just link you to H T W S S T K S -- Huh? All seeing eye of God, or Eye of Providence , Masonic symbol dating back to 1797. A reminder that one's thoughts and deeds are always observed by the "Great Architect of the Universe." This one is a bit controversial. Some say it is a double headed eagle. Some say it is a double headed phoenix. Some say it's proof the Mas

I'll Take What I Can Get (This Time It's Personal)

A couple of days ago, I put in a photo request at FindAGrave to help adorn the memorial of Dr. Addison L. Lincecum. This Dr. Lincecum, my third cousin, died almost 48 years ago. He was a son of Lucullus Lincecum and Fanny Rainwater, as well as a husband to Letha Gandy. Per his death certificate , Addison's last residence was at Gandy Bend in Lavaca County, Texas. This was the old homeplace of the Gandy family, Letha Gandy being the last to live there. Addison's death certificate also states he was buried in the Gandy Bend Cemetery. I would like to visit some day, but in lieu of that visit, I'm happy to have come across a newspaper article describing the location -- not only the old home, which is not an uncommon write-up to find, but also the old cemetery. Vignettes of Old Victoria : Gandy Bend Landmark by Sidney R. Weisiger was published in the 23 April 1972 Victoria Advocate (Texas). The author gives a nice description of the land and home at Gandy Bend, and

Two Proverbs and a Revelation in the Weaver Family Plot (Today's Epitaphs)

William Hudnall Morgan Weaver And His Wife Anna Stephens Corry Married Crawfordville, GA. January 21, 1892 W. H. M. Weaver Born Greensboro, GA February 25, 1867 Died Macon, GA September 28, 1936 "A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold." [Proverbs 22:1] Anna Stephens Corry Born Greene County, GA September 9, 1867 Died Macon, GA January 5, 1935 "Her children arise up and call her blessed, her husband also, and he praiseth her." [Proverbs 31:28] "Blessed are the dead, which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours: and their works do follow them." [Revelation 14:13] Greensboro City Cemetery Greene County, Georgia Photos © 2013 S. Lincecum

Alexander H. Smith: Soldier, Farmer, Legislator (Today's Epitaph)

Alexander Hamilton Smith Born April 29, 1843 Died September 11, 1916 Capt. Alexander Hamilton Smith A Brave Confederate Soldier; A Successful Farmer; An Able Representative Of Greene County In The Legislature For Four Years. He Was Cautious, Practical And Independent, Commanding Confidence By The Frankness Of His Manner, The Purity Of His Words, And The Wisdom Of His Course. A Truer, Nobler Heart Never Beat Within A Human Breast. Greensboro City Cemetery Greene County, Georgia Photos © 2013 S. Lincecum


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The hand of the Lord came upon me and brought me out in the Spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley; and it was full of bones. Then He caused me to pass by them all around, and behold, there were very many in the open valley; and indeed they were very dry. And He said to me, "Son of man, can these bones live?"

So I answered, "O Lord God, You know."

Again He said to me, "Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, 'O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord!' Thus says the Lord God to these bones: 'Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live...'" (Ezekiel 37:1-5, NKJV)