Here is the top half of a towering 14 foot specimen in Hudson, Wisconsin..
In the same cemetery, but over on the edge where the groundskeeping is a little dodgy...
Once in a while you find a specimen that is well fashioned, has the light just right and seems to have all the right elements.
This is my current all time favorite flourish.
Finally, I just have to speculate sometimes. Did the fellow who ordered this tombstone, and its rather odd phallic protrusion, think about whether folks a century later would see it and think him a bit of a jokester?