Monday, June 22, 2015

Blue Glove

Ever seen the Blue Man Group?
I haven't, although I hear that put on an incredible show. As I recall, they have done a few shows in Merrill Auditorium at City Hall. Yesterday morning driving around in a pretty serious shower, I caught this sight on the iron fence that surrounds Eastern Cemetery. I thought to myself: I could do a funny story about one of the group's members losing a glove. I could get a couple of yuks from that. I thought Lowell might get a kick out of it. This morning I pull up the photo, and I mumble something to myself something to the effect of "Holy smokes! Looky here. What is this?" Look closer at the gravestone in the background. Bedroll on the top. Straps below the plaque. Is this a stone in the design of a Civil War soldier's backpack? What's this all about? I must take a return trip, move inside the fencing and do some research. I have spent some time in this relatively small burial ground at the corner of Washington and Congress Streets, but this stone never caught my eye.
Ever find a bit of a treasure? 
I think I might have.
More information to follow on this 'find'.


  1. Ah, you remind me of a Civil War cemetery I will soon be visiting. I'll now be on the lookout for something like this.

  2. I've got to hand it to you, always finding interesting images to photograph. It's a grave question you ask but i think it is a backpacker's site.

    1. Hopefully, I'll have an answer soon.

  3. Please do a follow up......
    As for the blue glove----we need answers here
    I have seen the Blue Men on TV---can't remember if they were that exciting or not.

  4. i have seen blue man group - wonderful performance! the bedroll is a puzzler....

  5. I noticed that headstone in the background. I can't wait to hear what you find out about it. It does have the look of something military.
    Blue Man Group? I've seen them 3 times. When I was working in Chicago, it was a frequent request of out of town guests. It really is a funny show.

  6. I woke up this morning
    feelin' rather blue
    It could have been
    the Blue Man group
    which you dragged me to
    or maybe it's that
    and that damn blue glove
    ever since I saw it
    I've been falling out of love!

  7. Lowell's 'comment' makes your post even more intriguing...

  8. You do need to find out what that grave's about- the bedroll caught my eye before the glove!

  9. I do hope you update us on what this is.

  10. It's sort of like the cemetery is calling out Hi, kids!

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  12. Hmm, the mystery of the blue glove and the backpack shaped stone. Don't keep us waiting too long.

  13. No, I think that glove belonged to Grandpa Smurf! We're all anxiously awaiting news of the cemetery mystery.

  14. I noticed the gravestone before the glove Birdman, there's a story to tell here for sure!

  15. I noticed the gravestone before the glove Birdman, there's a story to tell here for sure!

  16. I saw the Blue Man Group years ago in Columbus. They are a lively, noisy act. You should go some time.