Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The Dead and Beautiful Rest (Cont.): Platypus Travels Part LIX

While walking through old cemeteries in New England, I can't help but notice that the larger stones often have a flock of little markers nestling in their shadow.  Sometimes, closer inspection reveals these to be old markers that the larger stone has replaced.  Other times, they mark the graves of infants, still clinging shyly to mother's skirt in death.

This tiny stone stood by itself at the far end of the cemetery.  If Mother and Father were about, I could not find them.  The care they lavished on "little Artie's grave" tells me that they aren't neglectful.  They'll come by and by.

Arthur Peck Somers, died May 13, 1862 aged 2 years 9 months 

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