Monday, March 26, 2012

Taphophile Tragics # 14


Pause for a moment, and reread that inscription.

HONOURABLE & DIGNIFIED & PRINCIPLED


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Welcome to the 14th week of Taphophile Tragics.

Your contribution is most welcome. Please ensure that you include some details of the cemetery in which you took your photographs, and link directly to your post, rather than simply to your blog in general. Mr Linky opens at 10pm Monday, Sydney time (GMT+11). When you can, please visit the other contributing bloggers to show your appreciation of their endeavours. Due to time zone variations and overcrowded schedules, some contributions are made later than Tuesday/Wednesday.

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16 comments:

JM said...

Great find, Julie. Truly an eye-catching shot.

Theanne said...

impressive...something you don't see everyday, included on a tombstone! That's pretty special to be remembered that way! And there I was hung up on his being a Dad to one and a Papa to another!

Francisca said...

I take it ethics was important to this family! (That should be Austria in my link.)

Gemma Wiseman said...

Sounds like this man had very strict standards for living and his family respected and valued that in him. Rare to find such an inscription on a grave! It says a great deal about the man and the family!

Ann said...

With a dignified memorial as well.

NixBlog said...

That's a lovely headstone, not many people could lay claim to that description...
Off to Ravenna and Galla Placidia in my entry!

Sondra said...

Its different to have such a description on the headstone.
a very unique stone..

Joe said...

"Honourable, Dignified, Principled"; these are definitely words of substance to use as an epitpah. Claude Labka must have been greatly admired.

diane b said...

An unusual epitaph but with clout.

Peter said...

A touching tribute.

Sondra said...

Sorry about the double post I had to relink, as I had linked my post to this page..lol

biebkriebels said...

I have to guess what this means, two different children by two wives? One may call him dad and the other papa? What is the story behind this.

Deb said...

Sounds like his daughter was named for him and held him in very high esteem. There is certainly an interesting family history there.

Julie said...

Marianne: I could not find any information on this gentleman. But my guess is that his daughter called him Dad and his grand-daughter called him Papa. I find it an astonishing inscription, original, heart-felt, and devoid of cloying sentimentality.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Thanks for pointing this inscription out. It is a moving tribute and suggests a noble man. I was thinking the other day how difficult it is to choose what to write on the headstone, a decision usually made at a time when grief is raw.

CaT said...

interesting...
principled somehow sounds like something polish people are, or often are. at least how i came to know some of them...
makes me wonder yet again. would i want to have principled on my stone? first reaction; no
second; hmm, actually i am principled. and i dont think its a bad thing. hmmm..
but thats ofcourse for others to decide. :)
its late once again. tomorrow i hope to visit other taphophiles!