|Photo by Midge Frazel, North Cemetery, Wayland, MA|
Double Weeping Willow
As you can see, this is an unusual variation on the regular weeping willow motif. The willow is split into two branches, perhaps to symbolize grief for both parents losing this little daughter.
|Photo by Midge Frazel, 2012|
Notice, that the SAR marker and flag is on the wrong grave. Somewhere along the line, this flag marker was moved from a nearby grave of a Revolutionary War veteran. This is the danger of making an assumption that the grave you are photographing is that of a veteran.
Almira or Almary SMITH was born to Joseph and Polly SMITH on 17 Feb 1822 and died 30 Dec 1823, at one year and 10 months. The Vital record for both birth and death is recorded in Wayland and this gravestone can be found in the North cemetery in Wayland, MA.