The Daily Tombstone: Play Ball

daily tomb play ball

This marker is in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Frederick, Maryland. Francis Scott Key, who wrote The Star-Spangled Banner, also lies under stone at Mt. Olivet. The local Class A minor league baseball team is named after Key, the Frederick Keys, and their stadium is across the street from the cemetery. Having a baseball diamond carved in stone suggests BLANK, Harold E., “Sonny” liked baseball, and rooted for the home team. If a player hit a hard one to left field and out of the park, the ball could land among the gravestones. Harold E. faces the ballpark like an open mitt, ready to catch that ball.

Back to back with Harold E. is a memorial to Dominick Lawrence Gonzalez, an angel of laughter, in the shape of a park bench:

daily tomb bench fred


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