And His Wife


His Wife

His Wife

 

Rest Mother Rest In Quiet Sleep, While friends in sorry o'er thee weep

Rest Mother Rest In Quiet Sleep, While friends in sorry o’er thee weep

She Was The Sunshine Of Our Home

She Was The Sunshine Of Our Home

Father

Father

Mother

Mother

Come Ye Blessed

Come Ye Blessed

Our Father

Our Father

IMG_1653 IMG_1636What I find endlessly fascinating is that when it’s all said and done we have a few words carved into marble, cast into concrete or set in stone. Each character comes at a price and there is a limit. So emotion and practicality collides. As a result we have the Name and date or year of birth and death. Sometimes a poem but more often what they meant to us.

Men often have just their name while their female partners have “His Wife” attached as though she has no value as her own person. This cemetery that is across from a Lutheran and Baptist church has more matching sets with “Husband” and “Wife” stones than I have seen in any others in this area.

 

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