Customize your memorial with confidence, helped at every step by skilled specialists. We include all standard design, lettering and special phrases at no charge. Your wishes may change but the cost remains the same. In addition to customer-friendly pricing, we engrave and customize your memorial on site at our facilities.
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Customize your memorial with confidence, helped at every step by skilled specialists. We include all standard design, lettering and special phrases at no charge. Your wishes may change but the cost remains the same. In addition to customer-friendly pricing, we engrave and customize your memorial on site at our facilities. Unlike many monument providers, our sand-blasters train extensively in Barre, Vermont, granite capital of the world.
The result is superior quality you can see. Our hand-crafted etchings are second to none, and our streamlined logistics compress the total time to complete your memorial. Located in Batavia, NY, we service Genesee County and the surrounding area with a single-minded focus on affordability. Working through Woodside Granite, Oakley Monument buys premium stones direct from the factory in large volume, and never pays fees to funeral directors.
On average, stones referred from funeral directors cost you 10 to 30 percent more. All design, lettering and setting is done locally, minimizing logistics. Using over 30 years of experience, we work closely with you to meet your exact needs.
“To Be Broken on the Wheel”
Nearly a dozen huge East Indiamen lay at anchor in the Moscovian Roads while the sea around them swarmed with small boats full of sailors and barges packed with ballast for the holds. A group of smaller vessels, fluyten and jachten, had anchored close inshore. The whole fleet was alive with preparations for the long voyage east. It was now late October
The Tavern of the Ocean
A gallows, in the seventeenth century, consisted of little more than two braced uprights, 10 to 15 feet high, joined by a thick horizontal beam from which men were strangled slowly at the end of a short rope. Two hundred years before the invention of the trapdoor and the drop, the only other piece of equipment that an executioner required was a ladder to prop against one of the uprights. The prisoner was driven up the ladder, arms tied, legs free, the noose already around his neck. The fortunate few died quickly of a broken neck, but in most cases the fall was not enough to guarantee an instant death and the man was strangled by the noose instead. This could be a lengthy process, lasting for up to 20 minutes, and most prisoners remained conscious for a good part of the time. The convulsive kicks and struggles of the dying man were reckoned good sport by the crowds who attended the public executions popular in Europe.