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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Geraldine Crawford Tombstone, Royal Oak Cemetery

This is a lovely grave marker for sweet little Geraldine. Her dates are September 11 - December 21, 1925. It's so hard to bury a baby. One can see how much she was loved by the layers of weathered paint. To be certain, several years of doting attendance is noted in the groaning patina. Like my girls' headstones, Geraldine's parents probably tended to the stone's upkeep until they were aged. When the stone is all you get of them on this side of heaven, then you tend to the stone with all that displaced love that was meant for your child. Tho the heart & flesh may fail, the love we have for our babies can never ever die.