STONE WINGS is a web journal about New England history and folklore. New England has a great deal of both.
My home is in the rolling hills where Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island butt up against each other. This land of stone walls, cellar holes, and family cemeteries — “town meeting country,” Clarence Webster called it — practically oozes artifacts and lore. But all of the New England states, maybe even a bit of New York and Canada, are open for discussion here.
The death’s head figure at the top of the page is from the headstone of Ephraim Jons (Jones), who died in 1710 and was buried in South Burying Place, Concord, Massachusetts. It inspired the name STONE WINGS. I am sure there’s a metaphor there somewhere.