|Anthony's First Time Taking a Gravestone Photo, 25 May 2015|
So Many Questions
My grandsons aged 6 and almost 3 live across the street from two cemeteries. It is a good start for a future genealogist.
Hubs and I gave him a Fisher Price Digital Camera (currently unavailable) for his birthday and he has taken a lot of photos with it with varying degrees of quality as you might expect. But, yesterday, we went into the Glenwood Cemetery (1872) and walked to the back of the new section to find a couple of gravestones to photograph.
It would be hard to anticipate his questions but I was prepared to listen and give answers. My daughter and I planned this adventure. The day was overcast and perfect to photograph these shiny contemporary gravestones. After I took photos, I asked Anthony if he would like to take a photo and this is the excellent shot I took.
We didn't linger long as we had a long walk back (with more questions). Grayson loved picking up the mourning mementos and giggling over the naked cherub angels that adorn many of these graves. Anthony asked me to read names and dates. He wanted to know how the people got buried. I remember asking some of these questions myself.
When we looked out at the road he said, "My house is so far away." Distance and time are beginning to make sense to him.
This particular grave memorializes someone his (honorary) Auntie JJ knew and grew up with.
Taken too soon...