Sweet ones

 
A pair of touching memorials from the Hamilton Cemetery to young lives lost. I imagine that Daisy and Francis were sweet babies and dearly missed by their parents. For more cemetery shots, visit Taphophile Tragics.

14 comments:

Olivier said...

une photo tres emouvante

Paul in Powell River said...

We've made great strides in 140-odd years, at least in our part of the world.

Jim Klenke said...

so young, I like to walk through cemeteries and think what happened or what if.

Cezar and Léia said...

Sad story indeed.
Léia

Julie said...

Yes, this is what gets me often in cemeteries, too. So many families lost so many children at such a young age back in the 19th century. In my heart - and brain - I know that this did not impact upon how many children they had overall. That was the social mores of that era. It must be so hard to give birth to ten children, and only have 3 of them reach adulthood.

Daisy and Reuben ... a dissimilar pair of names for siblings.

Birdman said...

Sadness abounds in cemeteries, especially among the 'small' stones.

Lowell said...

Sometimes the "good ol' days" weren't so good. How many young children perished from polio or other such diseases in those times?

Wibbo said...

So sad! I'm particularly touched by the wording "our little Daisy".

Nicola Carpenter said...

Bless them. I always thank my lucky stars that I have never been in the position these parents have found themselves in.

Beneath Thy Feet

hamilton said...

I think it is touching that families made such an effort to create memorials for these infants when so many died so young. I would find that heartbreaking, but then it is good to let the world know that they lived for even a short time upon this earth.

Randy said...

Sab, but it made for a nice photo.

Lois said...

My own grandmother had five children, but two of them died in infancy. It is always so sad to see their little markers.

Kate said...

Infant mortality is still too high, but not as frequent as it was centuries ago, or so it seems. I wonder if they are from the same family? Since the markers are so close I imagine that is the case.

CaT said...

es, i also see that a lot.... as well as many women dying very young..
but the stones are cute. and as long as they are there people will be reminded, every now and then...

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