In our older cemeteries you see a few graves or family plots enclosed by a fence. When you think about it literally, enclosing a grave with a fence might seem odd. After all, those folks inside the fence ain’t goin’ nowhere, and most folks outside the fence are in no hurry to get inside. But when you think about it figuratively, after death levels the playing field, and the rich man is as horizontal as the poor man, maybe such fences are like obelisks, mausoleums, and other vertical monuments: just a way to show elevated (literally and figuratively) status, to show that, yes, you can take it with you.
But every century or so it’s gonna need a coat of Rust-Oleum.
Six seen around town:
Decorative rail coupler, Oakwood.