An ABC of Aspin Hill Memorial Park

Here’s an ABC of Aspin Hill Memorial Park.

All photographs by Julianne Mangin, except where noted.
The date in parentheses indicate the month and year they were taken, between 2012 and 2018.

A is for Angels and Andy and the Alexandria K-9 Corps.
Angel statue. ‎(February 2013)
Angel statue. ‎(February 2013)

Andy - I will always love you. (October 2013)
Andy – I will always love you. (October 2013)
Alexandria K-9 Corps. This plot was donated to the Alexandria K-9 Corps by Peggy Clifford - in memory of her German Shepherd, Misty Ann, Who Died 21 Feb 1961. Peggy joined Misty Ann 28 May 1962 When she was instantly killed by a tractor trailer. (March 2018)
Alexandria K-9 Corps. This plot was donated to the Alexandria K-9 Corps by Peggy Clifford – in memory of her German Shepherd, Misty Ann, Who Died 21 Feb 1961. Peggy joined Misty Ann 28 May 1962 When she was instantly killed by a tractor trailer. (March 2018)
B is for Boots and Bunny and Bobby Our Little Pet.
Boots 1948-1960 Farewell Faithful Friend. [Pullinisi] (November 2017)
Boots 1948-1960 Farewell Faithful Friend. [Pullinisi] (November 2017)
Bunny. (May 2013)
Bunny. (May 2013)
Bobby - Our Little Pet Died Jun 11, 1927 D.R.S. (March 2018)
Bobby – Our Little Pet Died Jun 11, 1927 D.R.S. (March 2018)
C is for Caesar and Coca Cola and Cheerful Little Friends.
Caesar "B" 1938-1955 Beneath this stone lies our little white Spitz. (May 2018)
Caesar “B” 1938-1955 Beneath this stone lies our little white Spitz. (May 2018)
Coca-Cola. (March 2018)
Coca-Cola. (March 2018)
Cheerful Little Friends of Mr. & Mrs. W. W. Muir June 18, 1937. (November 2017)
Cheerful Little Friends of Mr. & Mrs. W. W. Muir June 18, 1937. (November 2017)
D is for Dandi and Dingbat and the Dog with the Flower Basket.
Dandi - Jan. 1974 - Mar. 1994. (November 2017)
Dandi – Jan. 1974 – Mar. 1994. (November 2017)
Dingbat - Our Baby 1955-1961. (April 2018)
Dingbat – Our Baby 1955-1961. (April 2018)
Dog statue with basket of flowers. (September 2014)
Dog statue with basket of flowers. (September 2014)
E is for Eddie “the Monkey Man” Bernstein.
James Thompson and Eddie Bernstein riding a golf cart with Gypsy's remains in the back. Evening Star staff photographer Silverman. Reprinted with permission of the DC Public Library, Star Collection © Washington Post
James Thompson and Eddie Bernstein riding a golf cart with Gypsy’s remains in the back. Evening Star staff photographer Silverman. Reprinted with permission of the DC Public Library, Star Collection © Washington Post
F is for Frosty and Fluffy Baby and Fentress Fume DeFleur.
Frosty 1934-1945 A pal. [Foster] (April 2018)
Frosty 1934-1945 A pal. [Foster] (April 2018)
Fluffy Baby 1925-1937 J. A. Lewis. (May 2018)
Fluffy Baby 1925-1937 J. A. Lewis. (May 2018)
Lovely soul. He lives on and in the sweet bye and bye we shall meet again on that beautiful shore. (November 2013)
Fentress Fume DeFleur “Star” 1959-1973 Lovely soul. He lives on and in the sweet bye and bye we shall meet again on that beautiful shore. (November 2013)
G is for Georgie and Ginger and Gulami Kahn.
Georgia 1989-2002 Beloved friend and member of the DiGiorgio family. (June 2012)
Georgia 1989-2002 Beloved friend and member of the DiGiorgio family. (June 2012)
Ginger 1920-29. (March 2018)
Ginger 1920-29. (March 2018)
Gulami Khan 1948-1958 Baby AFG we love and miss you. (February 2017)
Gulami Khan 1948-1958 Baby AFG we love and miss you. (February 2017)
H is for Henriette, une vraie reine (a true queen) and Honey Girl and Headless St. Francis.
Henriette "Une Vraie Reine" Le 26 Mai 1956 au 13 Sep 1965. (April 2018)
Henriette “Une Vraie Reine” Le 26 Mai 1956 au 13 Sep 1965. (April 2018)
To Our Pal Honey Girl: When love, understanding, and loyalty blend, that makes a pal who is more than a friend. When comradeship, courage, and kindliness meet, that makes a pal who has everything beat. (September 2018)
To Our Pal Honey Girl: When love, understanding, and loyalty blend, that makes a pal who is more than a friend. When comradeship, courage, and kindliness meet, that makes a pal who has everything beat. (September 2018)
Headless St. Francis of Assisi. (May 2013)
Headless St. Francis of Assisi. (May 2013)
I is for Inca and Inky Boy and iron benches hidden in the bushes.
Inca 1965-67 Suba 1970-1977 Dorka 1971-1980 Leda 1970-1979 Mocha 1973 Zlata 1980. (December 2018)
Inca 1965-67 Suba 1970-1977 Dorka 1971-1980 Leda 1970-1979 Mocha 1973 Zlata 1980. (December 2018)
Inky Boy and Cheeky. (December 2018)
Inky Boy and Cheeky. (December 2018)
Iron benches tucked away in an enclosed cemetery plot. (May 2012)
Iron benches tucked away in an enclosed cemetery plot. (May 2012)
J is for Judy and Jose (our little horse) and Jerry (a sensible pet).
Judy 14 Yrs. 6 mos. We all loved her. (November 2013)
Judy 14 Yrs. 6 mos. We all loved her. (November 2013)

Jose My Little Horse 1958-1961. [Healey](November 2013)
Jose My Little Horse 1958-1961. [Healey](November 2013)
Jerry A sensible pet Jan. 9 1939. [Robinson] (April 2018)
Jerry A sensible pet Jan. 9 1939. [Robinson] (April 2018)

K is for Kennicutt and Kinky.
KENNICUTT - God made dogs when our faith grows dim, to show us the trait that leads to Him. (May 2018)
KENNICUTT – God made dogs when our faith grows dim, to show us the trait that leads to Him. (May 2018)
Kinky. (September 2018)
Kinky. (September 2018)
L is for Lili Marlene and Littleman and Lucky the three-legged cat.
Lili Marlene 1945-1956 [Lanham]. (April 2018)
Lili Marlene 1945-1956 [Lanham]. (April 2018)
Littleman (Poochie) Died Sept. 6, 1946 Age 9 Yrs. 4 Mos. Devoted Pet of Madge Kump. (November 2017)
Littleman (Poochie) Died Sept. 6, 1946 Age 9 Yrs. 4 Mos. Devoted Pet of Madge Kump. (November 2017)
Lucky - Age 14 - Our 3 Legged Cat - A Dear Pet. (April 2018)
Lucky – Age 14 – Our 3 Legged Cat – A Dear Pet. (April 2018)
M is for Medical Rats and My Angel Rainey and Minnie who was only a cat.
In Loving Memory of Emily, Anne, Jane, Rue and the millions of rats used in medical experimentation and product testing. (July 2018)
In Loving Memory of Emily, Anne, Jane, Rue and the millions of rats used in medical experimentation and product testing. (July 2018)

My Angel Rainey 1925-1938.[Skelton] (November 2017)
My Angel Rainey 1925-1938.[Skelton] (November 2017)
Minnie - Only a cat 1927-1937. [Shields] (May 2018)
Minnie – Only a cat 1927-1937. [Shields] (May 2018)

N is for Nootsie and Nickabob.
Nootsie 1914-1930. (May 2018)
Nootsie 1914-1930. (May 2018)
Nickabob 1933-1944. [Marcy] (December 2018)
Nickabob 1933-1944. [Marcy] (December 2018)
O is for Okichan and Our Darling Chum and Ole Pal Stinky.
Okichan Oct 13 1973 - Oct 26 1984 - A Yorkshire terrier who was the sunshiine of my life. Cynthia E. Worley. (December 2018)
Okichan Oct 13 1973 – Oct 26 1984 – A Yorkshire terrier who was the sunshiine of my life. Cynthia E. Worley. (December 2018)
Our Darling - Chum 1925-1939 [McKay] (June 2012)
Our Darling – Chum 1925-1939 [McKay] (June 2012)
Ole Pall Stinky 1947-195? (April 2018)
Ole Pall Stinky 1947-195? (April 2018)
P is for Prince Elmer, Patsy Our Parrakeet [sic] and Pedro Sarratt who was a Potpourri of Loveliness.
Prince Elmer 1946-1960 Our Baby. (December 2018)
Prince Elmer 1946-1960 Our Baby. (December 2018)
Patsy 1949-1951 our Parrakeet. (April 2018)
Patsy 1949-1951 our Parrakeet. (April 2018)
Pedro Sarratt 1955-1967 Potpourri of Loveliness. (April 2018)
Pedro Sarratt 1955-1967 Potpourri of Loveliness. (April 2018)
Q is for Queenie and Queen Boots and SQUEDUNK, a pal of Pal.
Queenie - Thorough Bred In Body and Soul. (December 2018)
Queenie – Thorough Bred In Body and Soul. (December 2018)
[Qu]een Boots 1935-1946 Our Baby. (December 2018)
[Qu]een Boots 1935-1946 Our Baby. (December 2018)
Pal 1924-1937 Squeedunk 1955-1958 (May 2018)
Pal 1924-1937 Squeedunk 1955-1958 (May 2018)
R is for Robin Goodfellow and The Raggedy Man.
To the Memory of my Precious Greyhound, Robin Goodfellow - Jan. 3, 1926 - ?. (May 2013)
To the Memory of my Precious Greyhound, Robin Goodfellow – Jan. 3, 1926 – ?. (May 2013)
The Raggedy Man - Old English Sheep Dog. Loving - Beloved. (September 2017)
The Raggedy Man – Old English Sheep Dog. Loving – Beloved. (September 2017)
S is for SNAFU and Simba ( a goody good girl) and Senators Brown and Black.
Snafu - We will always love you. (June 2012)
Snafu – We will always love you. (June 2012)
Simba - A Goody Good Girl 1955-1968. [Myers] (April 2018)
Simba – A Goody Good Girl 1955-1968. [Myers] (April 2018)
Senator Brown 1948-1965 Senator Black 1948-1967 Our Cherished Cats. (May 2013)
Senator Brown 1948-1965 Senator Black 1948-1967 Our Cherished Cats. (May 2013)
T is for Trixie and Trinket and Trouble.
Trixie Snook Born July 5 1913 Died July 12, 1922. Finest Friends I Ever Had Sleeping Side by Side. (May 2018)
Trixie Snook Born July 5 1913 Died July 12, 1922. Finest Friends I Ever Had Sleeping Side by Side. (May 2018)
Our Darling Trinket Dec. 24, 1929 - May 17, 1932. (May 2018)
Our Darling Trinket Dec. 24, 1929 – May 17, 1932. (May 2018)
Trouble Feb. 1921-Oct. 1933 Our Faithful and Effectionate Companion. [Hill] (February 2018)Trouble Feb. 1921-Oct. 1933 Our Faithful and Effectionate Companion. [Hill] (February 2018)
Trouble Feb. 1921-Oct. 1933 Our Faithful and Effectionate Companion. [Hill] (February 2018)
U is for Uncle Jerry and UmpyDan.
Uncle Jerry 1950-1959 Our Puppy. (December 2018)
Uncle Jerry 1950-1959 Our Puppy. (December 2018)
Umpydan - Lil' Fellas We Miss You. Capers. (December 2018)
Umpydan – Lil’ Fellas We Miss You. Capers. (December 2018)
V is for Von and a Valentine, too!
Von 1927-1941. (December 2018)
Von 1927-1941. (December 2018)
Valentine 1938-1952 Sweet Little Vallie. (September 2018)
Valentine 1938-1952 Sweet Little Vallie. (September 2018)
W is for Weegie and Wiggie and Woogie and Wolfgang Mr. Puss.
Weegie 1946-63 Monkey 1948-1951 Dear GOD, we thank you for the years of happiness you let us share with our beloved pets. (November 2013)
Weegie 1946-63 Monkey 1948-1951 Dear GOD, we thank you for the years of happiness you let us share with our beloved pets. (November 2013)

Loving Memory of Wiggie - faithful to the last. 18 Yrs. [Barnum] (March 2018)
Loving Memory of Wiggie – faithful to the last. 18 Yrs. [Barnum] (March 2018)
Woogie 1933-1946. [Benson] (December 2018)
Woogie 1933-1946. [Benson] (December 2018)

Wolfgang Mr. Puss - My Dearest Friend. May 20 1954 - August 20, 1962. (November 2013)
Wolfgang Mr. Puss – My Dearest Friend. May 20 1954 – August 20, 1962. (November 2013)
X is for Xander, the family who loved Spot.
Spot - Died 1939. [XANDER] (December 2018)
Spot – Died 1939. [XANDER] (December 2018)
Y is for Why can’t I find any pets whose names start with a Y?
Z is for Zeba and Zig.
Zeba - Our Beautiful Persian. 1930-1946. [Markley] (December 2018)
Zeba – Our Beautiful Persian. 1930-1946. [Markley] (December 2018)
ZIG - Faithful and loving friend - July 2, 1916-Oct. 30, 1922. (May 2013)
ZIG – Faithful and loving friend – July 2, 1916-Oct. 30, 1922. (May 2013)
That’s all Folks!

3 thoughts on “An ABC of Aspin Hill Memorial Park”

  1. Julianne, thank you so much for posting these! I truly appreciate the work and effort you have put into this project.

    I am now officially retired as of 12/31/18 and cannot be more thrilled!!

    Jane

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