Sunday, September 30, 2012

Offerings for the Dead?

I received a few photos with very little details...  all I know is that they were all taken in the same cemetery during a full moon.  Since they were sent to me - I presume them to be from a local cemetery as well, but I'm not sure.

In any event - the subject matter is the objects left at the tombstone.  I know there are many odd and not-so-odd traditions regarding offerings in cemeteries, but does anyone have any idea what these mean?

A candle. Simple enough, but what's it made of?

Blue hair braid over a loaf of bread, two cups of coffee and what appears to be an entire pack of cigarettes.

...there's also a suspicious hole next to the tombstone.

So what do ya think? Someone remembering a buddy with whom sandwiches, coffee and smokes were shared, or something more subtle? What kind of graveyard magic is this?