Saturday, April 14, 2012

Bouquets

The marker at the grave of Lydia Alma Edwards (d. 1863) must have fallen over years ago. It is broken and grass and wildflowers are edging in, but we can still make out most of the inscription.

And the carved bouquet of roses.

And the living bouquet of dandelions.



LYDIA ALMA,
WIFE OF
Wm. A. EDWARDS
DIED
May 21, 1863
AGED
[----------]


A grass-free photograph of this stone taken in 2010 clearly shows Lydia’s age at death: 18 years, 3 months, 29 days.

Guy Cemetery, Madison County, Ohio

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