Too tall. Too skinny. Too pointy.
The marble obelisk that marks the grave of Joseph Harbage (b. 1809, d. 1893) is an exception. Standing in the sunlight, it is quite attractive with its book-holding hand carving. Even better, the inscription includes bonus data: Place and date of birth.
That, and it is not too tall.
OCT. 11, 1809,
MAR. 10, 1893,
83 Y. 4 M. 29 D.
Foster Chapel Cemetery, Madison County, Ohio