Sunday, November 08, 2009

As Poor As A Church Mouse

"Walking around Brantingham, I noticed this grave with a mouse carving. Looked it up when I got back and found out it was carved by Robert 'Mousey' Thompson of Kilburn (near Helmsley, North Yorkshire, 1876-1919). Thompson's trademark was a carved mouse chosen because he reckoned that the rate of pay for carving church furniture made him as poor as a church mouse."

Thank you Trick75!
Such a wonderful photo!
(thanks mum bum for the heads up!)

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xoabb
expect serenity!


16 comments:

  1. Yes, it is a good photo. Interesting backstory too!

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  2. How interesting...I don't think I could find anything as unique in the old cemetarys around here. Great find!

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  3. Oh what a wonderful elegy ...

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  4. That's just wonderful. Love it.

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  5. Thanks for featuring my photograph, I'm glad you find it of interest.

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  6. A very good story behind it all.

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  7. Oh I love this! If only we could order such things.

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  8. what a backstory - beautiful find

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  9. That is really cool! I love it!

    Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  10. That is really neat. Thank you for sharing.

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