Appreciation & Gratitude > Symbols
During the depression, hobos had a secret way of letting others know where they could find nourishment. They carved the face of a smiling cat on a fence post outside of homes where they had been fed. This meant a kind and generous person lived inside.
During Colonial times when seafaring was a way of life for many settlers, the pineapple became a symbol of hospitality. A pineapple was brought back from each voyage and put on the gate outside the home to announce the safe return and welcoming friends to visit.
Christian symbol of steadfastness, hope and salvation.