Archive for May 12th, 2012


I took more than look at this tombstone before I really processed what it says, and now I’m fascinated by it. Usually, tombstones like this with two names are for a husband and wife, or maybe a parent and child.  This tombstone is for two mothers – what was their relationship to one another?  Were they successively married to the same man – possibly?  Were they a mother and daughter – the age difference allows for that possibility, but one wouldn’t imagine the description “mothers” would be used?  Were they sisters or cousins or no biological relation at all that came to be called by the person (or persons) who erected this monument “mothers”?

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