5.18.2005

Stillbirth


Billett, IL Cemetery
Originally uploaded by ctb57.
Who mourned you, dead-born child? Someone obviously loved you enough to carve this hand-drawn lamb onto your stone. But no dates. Were you born before Burt who died in 1902 and has a lamb much like yours? What about Rachel, Hiram and Suzette, 1902, '03 and '04? And since they have no lambs, perhaps they were your parents or no longer considered children. All these hand-carved stones still resting in the sun-warmed grass 100 plus years later.

As I said, someone must have loved you all.

Cher

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