Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Innocent of the future

It brings an eerie feeling to come across this photo of young Laura and Suse visiting our cemetery when Laura was around 3  and Suse 6. They had gone there with Tony as he took pictures of the beautiful autumn scene around the church and cemetery as the sugar maples changed color. To think that Laura had actually visited the place that would become her final resting place after untimely death at the age of 12...  
These days I visit often.  It is so peaceful there.  The other day, the flowers at her grave did not need watering and I was in a bit of a hurry, but stopped anyway for a quick visit...and found two smooth rounded pebbles had been carefully added to the arrangement at her grave.  It turned out that just hours before Laura's dear friends brought these two stones to her, as mementoes from Cape Cod, a place Laura especially loved. 

Laura (in pink) and Suse contemplate a gravestone (photo from late 1990s.)

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