Wandering Among the Tombstones Again

We each get one tombstone, with limited words.

I cringed at  one where a whole family was buried together, with each facet of a huge tower graced by a summary statement such as “Beloved husband, many friends,” or “Statesman, Architect.”

And one of the women was remembered this way: “She did what she could.”  OUCH!

I’m not sure it was much better that a male relative, on the same panel, was simply memorialized with “Behold where they laid him.”  Was it a much-awaited relief?

The rocks cry out.  Stories are told.  If you’re quiet, you can almost eavesdrop.

~ by Cary on June 26, 2008.

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