Father Pitt has pictures of the Winter (what an apt name!) mausoleum in the snow. You want to see them, because otherwise you will not believe that such a thing exists.


    • Dr. Boli says:

      Probably the only way John Ashcroft would ever end up with a partially nude monument, then, would be over his dead body.

  1. Pusean Oppundaizzes says:

    Cool capture – I actually find cemetery monuments very interesting in general. I’ve walked through this same cemetery on multiple occasions, and probably didn’t get close enough to this monument to observe its particulars, so to speak – question – does/did the actual Sphinx have this same feminine upper torso? (I am being serious – not meant for “Ask Dr. Boli” series).

    • Dr. Boli says:

      An Egyptian sphinx was usually male. A Greek sphinx was female. What we have here, then, is a Greek sphinx in her Queen of the Nile masquerade costume. Or, to put it another way, a Masonic sphinx, since Egyptian mausoleums in Pittsburgh almost invariably contain Freemasons.

  2. Robert St. Agamemnon-Fargy says:

    “Egyptian mausoleums in Pittsburgh almost invariably contain Freemasons.”

    Hmmm. Where do they put the Shriners then?

    • Dr. Boli says:

      There are so many ways to answer this without admitting to an ignorance of all things masonic:

      1. With the $1.98 Masons.

      2. In little bitty cars.

      3. Old Shriners never die; they just drive away.

      And so on.

      Dr. Boli might as well admit an ignorance of all things Masonic. His maternal grandfather was a Mason of some sort, but that was in the days when the Pharaohs still roamed the earth. One never asked Grandfather Imhotep about the Masons. He was always waiting for someone to ask him about the Masons, but no one ever did. To this day, Dr. Boli thinks of not asking about the Masons as a sacred family tradition, which keeps him appallingly ignorant.

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