Much to the disappointment of my children, I often like to stop by local cemeteries and wander around taking pictures. They usually get dragged along with me. I figure it makes for an interesting childhood, right? 😉
We usually end up at the Ogden City Cemetery. It’s close to where we live, it’s relatively old, and it has its fair share of unusual headstones. It seems like even though I’ve been to the cemetery numerous times, I always seem to find something new every time I go.
On one visit, I noticed a large monument that stood out from the rest, so I stopped to take a closer look. In the center of the headstone was an inscription that read:
William H Samelius – Dean of American Watchmakers. His contributions to horology during a long and vigorous life are immortal. He had the joy of working with the finest fabric of God’s universe. The measurement of the passing of time.
Interestingly enough, the time on Mabelle’s clock reads 2:30. His clock is set to 4:50. Because not enough time has passed to allow me to access Mabelle’s death certificate, I’m not able to see what time she passed away. I’m willing to bet it was 4:50 and whoever did the monument mixed up the times.