THE GRAVEYARD RABBITBY TERRY THORNTONA Monthly - Weekend With Shades - Column
The carpenter's rule "Measure twice; cut once" is a good practice to follow. But what about a stone mason --- a craftsman whose duty is to engrave names and dates on a grave marker for all the world to see for all time? His responsibility and reputation are even more in jeopardy because most people who look at his work carefully will know immediately if he has made even the smallest mistake.
Once a name or a date is engraved onto a stone it is permanent --- or is it? Can mistakes be corrected? And what about adding new information to an existing grave marker?