Jul 17, 2012
Tombstone Tuesday: A Shark Tombstone
We attended "Do Dah Days" at Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh this past Saturday. Do Dah Days is an annual event held by the cemetery to celebrate Stephen Foster, the famous songwriter, who is buried in the cemetery. We found this unusual stone by taking the trolley tour the cemetery offers as one of the events.
It is a shark which to me greatly resembles the famous one in the movie "Jaws". I can only guess that Mr. Madden was a fan of the movie, sharks or both. Regardless it is one of the most unique stones I have come across in my cemetery travels and it certainly put a smile on all of our faces. I only hope that being grouped with war generals, famous actresses, and other notable Pittsburghers on the trolley tour brings a smile to Mr. Madden and his family.