In addition to paying a visit to Emmett, I expect to do a lot of skulking about cemeteries on this trip down to Pensacola with friends.
When I was in Pensacola last, I took a photo of Emmett’s stone, which has a rather simple floral symbol engraved on it:
According to the gravestone symbolism site, dogwood symbolizes resurrection, sacrifice, eternal life. I’ll get another good look at it tomorrow, perhaps; maybe even clean it up a little bit if I can. I like thinking that would be the symbol one of Emmett’s loved ones had engraved on his stone. It’s somewhat appropriate, given he is having a sort-of resurrection in the form of a biography 100 years later!
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