Epitaph

Cemeteries are unique places in our lives. Some are beautiful, some are historic, and some are even entertaining. There is a quiet sadness about all cemeteries because they are the final resting places of our loved ones. We intend to post pictures here of cemeteries and head stones that are original photographs. We are looking for beauty, dignity, funny and above all something interesting. Feel free to comment and to contribute. We will provide a mail box if you want to contribute.




Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Saddest Stones


Death is often looked at as a tragedy to us. It is in fact one of the phases of our lives. Some people live long lives and some not so long. Grave stones say very little about the quality of a person's life. There are exceptions, however. The stones here indicate the tragedy of extreme family loss. These are stones of individuals who died before much of their life could be actualized. They died in infancy.

The stone above is worn so the only remaining information is that the individual was an infant. The name is only "Baby" so possibly the child died before the sad parents could name the child. There must have been grieving because they cared enough to purchase and place a grave stone.

These other two stones are placed together in the same cemetery and have more information, but both represent great sadness in lives that ended before they could begin. Both stones have the names of the child, though you can't see that in this picture. One stone says the child died at 4 days. I don't know them or their families, but it does make me sad for their loss!

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