Thursday, August 21, 2008

Links for Cemetery Iconagraphy

Thanks Alanna, for links to symbols and meanings of images on headstones.

Iconograhy & Epitaphs
Cemetery Iconography

Traverse City National Geographic Article

Traverse City makes the National Geographic Magazine
News Item

Obituary: Levi W. Fewins

Levi W. Fewins
Died January 23, 2000
LONG LAKE TOWNSHIP - Levi W. Fewins, 94, died Sunday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.

Born Dec. 23, 1905, in Long Lake Township, he was the son of William and Mary (Snyder) Fewins. On Nov. 3, 1926, in Traverse City, he married Mildred Secor.

A lifelong resident of Long Lake Township where he was born and raised, Levi owned and operated a general farm in Long Lake Township. He was also employed by the Johnson-Randall Furniture factory in Traverse City, Traverse City Iron Works and Parts Manufacturing and, for several years, by the Grand Traverse County road commission. He was a former member of Traverse City Eagles Lodge FOE No. 383. Levi enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and playing cards - especially euchre.

Survivors include two daughters, Doris (Arthur) Wilkins and Judy (Ronald) Johnson - both of Long Lake Township; five grandchildren, Steve (Rosemary) McGarry of Interlochen, Gary (Sharon) Wilkins of Traverse City, Terry (Sue) Wilkins of Traverse City, Larry (Penny) Forton of Wisconsin, and Denise Rosinski of Traverse City; eight great-grandchildren, Rebecca (Rollin) McGarry Costello of Traverse City, Michael and Ann Wilkins of Traverse City, Amanda, Sarah, and Justin Wilkins of Traverse City, and Walker and Brendon Forton of Wisconsin; many nieces and nephews; and a special friend and nephew, Vince Herkner of Long Lake Township.

Levi was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred, on Nov. 21, 1998; his daughter, Maxine Forton; a grandson, James McGarry; two granddaughters, Kathleen Forton and Joan McGarry; a brother, Clarence; and four sisters.

Joint memorial services for Levi and his wife, Mildred, will be held at 4 p.m. Monday at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes; the Rev. Marvin Rosa will officiate. The family will greet friends from 3 p.m. until the time of service.

Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens in Traverse City. Memorials may be directed to the Long Lake Fire Fighters Association or the charity of one's choice.

Cherry County Playhouse, State & Park St.

Cherry County Playhouse on the corner of State and Park Streets was the first place I ever saw a play at about age 8-10. My sister, Nona, took me there and I don't remember the name of the play, I just know it was a kids play. But! I was awestruck to see such a thing. I still love to see plays. Now I go with my daughter.