Wednesday, July 15, 2020
documenting Aurora Aurora Cemetery, Winter Accents

Aurora Cemetery, Winter Accents

Photos from our last trip driving through the Aurora Cemetery on a frigid winter day. Perhaps for a little entertainment, have fun looking up the following keywords: ‘bizarre gravestones‘ or ‘unusual gravestones‘ or ‘funny gravestones quotes.” Have some laughs and when you come across this quote “if you’re reading this, you desperately need a hobby,” take a break.

Aurora Cemetery
Aurora Cemetery
Aurora Cemetery
Aurora Cemetery
Aurora Cemetery
Aurora Cemetery
Aurora Cemetery

Also at the “Bowser’s Empire State Building memorial stone still stands nice and tall, as per our last visit to the cemetery a few weeks ago. The very much aged original gravestone plaque with inscription of his name, date of birth and date of death, perhaps being the actual grave marker, is located just a few feet away from the 10′ tall, fully solid granite, memorial stone. I didn’t see the gravestone plaque on the ground this time. The flat stone was lying under a white thick blanket of snow. When leaving, I wondered, who decided to erect what is likely the tallest memorial structure at the Aurora Cemetery. Was it John W. Bowser himself? Will we ever know? Is John W. Bowser’s memorial stone the only known replica of the Empire State Building in the world? I am not sure. I searched. I found nothing.” Read more: John W. Bowser, More About an Auroran Linked to the Empire State Building

Further on the story, “However, in an another book by Allison Lassieur, Building the Empire State Building: An Interactive Engineering Adventure, Working in the Sky, the author writes a fictional story interestingly enough incorporating Mr. Bowser (presumably John W. Bowser) as one of the characters, a tough supervisor on site in charge of distributing work load among workers or even hiring for the job.”

Anna Lozyk Romeo
Aurora, ON

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