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Put Your Farm On Your Gravestone
With a little planning and the right memorial company, you can have a line-drawing replica of your farm or ranch engraved on your or the family's gravestone.
"Working from a good photograph, we first make a drawing and then cut a rubber stencil," explains Francis Alexander of Wittenbeck Memorial Co., Inc., Ankeny, Iowa. "That stencil, placed over the granite stone, outlines the design when the stone is sandblasted. We can get quite detailed."
Alex a rider notes that while the Wittenbeck Co. has specialized in putting farm scenes on gravestones, most any gravestone company should be able to perform the service. Many stones, he notes, normally carry some type of design.
"It doesn't occur to most people to use a line-drawing replica of their own farm or ranch. That's too bad because it gives so much pleasure," Alexander points out.
Putting your farm or ranch on your gravestone costs about $100 extra at Wittenbeck. You can request other designs, too, such as fields, mountains, or hunting scenes.
For more information, contact your local memorial company. In Iowa, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Wittenbeck Memorial Co., Inc., 7242 N.E. 14th St., Ankeny, Iowa 50021.

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1981 - Volume #5, Issue #1