Monday, October 1, 2007

Only the Good Die Young

I'm a big fan of graveyards. Besides the art of the stones, and the interest in the rocks that were used to make them, cemeteries are tremendously tranquil and a great telescope into the past. One of the saddest things about the olds stones is how many kids died young. We were at a cemetery in Utah, and there was a string of four stones, all kids from the same family who died within a year of five. It leads me to wonder the circumstances of their death. Disease? Starvation? Parents? Many sad tales at the graveyard.
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4 comments:

Hyde DP said...

certainly very different to most

Lessie said...

I wonder what language that headstone is written in. It doesn't appear to be English.

slinger said...

Interesting gravestone. In the cemetery I posted on my site for the theme day, I have very similar photos of the gravestones. As I look at your photo, they appear to be made by the same person/company. Considering our close proximity, it's a good chance it was. I don't have the gravestone photo on my site at the moment, but will post more from my local cemetery in the next couple days.

Susan said...

I visited another blog who posted a similar message regarding child deaths.
Very sad.