2 Responses to “Rest in peace as the roots intertwine with your bones”


  1. 6 February, 2010 at 11:00 am

    I really can’t make out all the wording but it appears Mary Elizabeth was 19 years old and Catherine Mary was only 1 year old. Mary was 2 years younger than Catherine. I assume they were sisters and had been named after their mother Mary. Both girls died so young. This would have been so trying on the mother. Mary’s first born, Catherine had been buried here for one year prior to Mary Elizabeth’s birth. Did Mary grieve over her first born her whole life? Did Mary Elizabeth play second place all the time or was she swamped with the love that was stolen from Catherine’s early death? Your photo draws so many questions.

    • 7 February, 2010 at 11:05 am

      There are so many stories locked into grave stones.
      1919 whole families wiped out in the influenza epidemic.
      A husband dying in his mid twenties, then his widow fifty years later, during that time having buried three ~ four children.


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