Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Flower mass

i saw this grave back in april, at the holy cross cemetery in malden. we biked there as it is not too far from our house. the cemetery seemed mainly italian, as judged by the names on the graves. and, like biebkriebels showed before, some graves had a photo of the deceased. here i was mostly amazed by the amount of fake flowers. there were a lot of fake flowers on this cemetery, but this one had one of the most. many graves also had the flower holder as you see above, that you can put atop a grave. a little too much for me. i found it funny that her name is "mazza", as it is almost the dutch word "massa", which, indeed, means "mass". but... if im correct, it means "bat" or "sledge hammer" in italian. haha...
a future request; please no fake plastic flowers for me.....
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10 comments:

Nellies said...

Ah, I was gonna say "no fake flowers for you then?".
I understand that, I really don't like them either. But I have seen them on many cemeteries in the US, it's probably more common then we are used to in the Netherlands. And I think these flowers can be very convenient, they always stay (sort of) pretty.

Julie said...

But perhaps the wilting tulips are not fake.

And I do like that tiny stuffed doll on the left. I do not mind this sort of effect. it is colourful if one is moved in that direction.

This MAZZA (the woman) only died in 2010 if I can see past the flowers. Neither she nor Salvatore were all that old ... but I would say that wouldn't I ... being born in 1948 myself ...

I want a deep creme rose ... growing ...

Stefan Jansson said...

I see a lot of fresh flowers at the graces around Haninge. But usually no more than one or two at each grave. As a former gardener I will have to disapprove of the use of plastic flowers anywhere.

Nicola Carpenter said...

Beautiful picture. Our cemetery keepers would have a fit if they saw that. They like cemeteries to be lawn with few pesky stones sticking up that they have to mow round.

It's funny, but wandering cemeteries has made me really think about whether I wish to be buried at all.

Beneath Thy Feet

NixBlog said...

I agree with Nicola. I'd rather not have a grave... A burial at sea, perhaps. Fish food. :-)

Kay said...

It looks as if this grave has a few fresh flowers mixed in, and what are those little lamps? Solar fixtures that light at night?

I think I've mentioned that the graveyard where my father- and mother-in-law rest in Phoenix has plastic flowers everywhere. Not to my liking.

Cremate me, scatter the ashes, and get on with life!

biebkriebels said...

It is rather "over the top" the mass of flowers. Some look like real, but there are also real plastic ones. No fake for me too.

VioletSky said...

I am afraid I find such over the top displays to be a bit on the tacky side. but obviously someone finds comfort in it.

Jack said...

Amazing!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

My dictionary says "una mazza" is a "club."