Thursday, August 17, 2006

Friday Cemetery Blogging

For what shall it proffitt a man...

I thought this was a terribly interesting stone. I've seen crosses, cresents and chrysanthemums. Never a peace symbol. I've got a theory on this. What do you think?

"I really need a pedicure."

19 comments:

peripateticpolarbear said...

I hope she gets one soon!

Linda (FM) said...

He's an ex-hippy?

RC said...

wind and rain should help in the exfoliation process over time.

--RC of strangeculture.blogspot.com

annie said...

Yep, ex-hippie gets my vote too...but Spooky probably has a more interesting theory! We just have to wait for her to spill the beans...

relatively speaking said...

Maybe he is a Proffitt of Peace..

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

Oh relatively speaking is a hoot!

SpookyRach said...

yeah, I'm thinking ex-hippie/conscientious objector type of thing. I'd love to know the story on this guy.

Yankee, Transferred said...

Perhaps even a Viet Nam Vet? I have several friends who went to Viet Nam who came home pacifists.

Lorna said...

I love your pics and speculations and I too would like to hear his story :)

CND supporter maybe - It was big in the UK in the early 80s when it seemed the world was stockpiling Weapons of mass distruction - they probably still are but we don't talk about it anymore it seems.

Miss Kitty said...

Hey! That's my neighbors' last name! What a coinkydink. No theory on the peace symbol, though...hmm...

SpookyRach said...

Hey, MK - Its also "realitively speaking's" last name too, unless I miss my guess! Maybe she's secretely your neighbor...?

Purechristianithink said...

Fundamentalist will assure you that a peace sign is a sure marker of sneaking paganism. Maybe James D was head of the local coven?

SpookyRach said...

Ha ha ha! The whole 'broken cross in a circle' thing, right? Geeze!

don't eat alone said...

There's something in there about proffitt and loss -- sorry :-)

Peace,
Milton

Songbird said...

"Why did I pick that purple nail polish?"

the reverend mommy said...

Proffitt of peace.
That made me laugh so hard that chocolate milk came out my nose.
Hoo-wee!

Headless-in-GR said...

It's not a peace sign - it's pidgeon tracks!!!

Cowtown Pattie said...

It is not widely known that Mr. Proffitt was once a member of the SS and a secet spiritual advisor to Hitler prior to his life in America.

His defection to the west came just after WWII, when he moved to a small west Texas town and changed his Germanic surname of "Pfeiffer" to "Proffitt" (obviously to hide his past, but also because he was repulsed by the chance connection to a capitalistic American movie star).

Upon news of his death, old comrades living in anonymity in the US pooled their pennies to have a proper SS symbol carved on his headstone, knowing that the stupid Americans would just think ol' Pfeiffer/Proffitt was a groupie for Abbie Hoffman.

If you look carefully, on the back of the headstone in a very tiny carving is this phrase:

"Liegen Sie in Frieden, Kamerad."

Proof positive of this explanation.

Sue said...

Once a hippy, always a hippy...