I always wonder about the children. How did they die? Were there many siblings to mourn their death? How on God’s green earth did their parents survive their loss?
These stones and statues are located in the Forest Hill Cemetery. Those many old ones in the center photo belong to the Rutherford family, most notably the patriarch of this clan, Judge John A. Rutherford. This information is now outdated on the find a grave site and his granddaughter, Andy Lottie Rutherford Beville, has been deceased for many years now.
I have often thought of what I would want on my grave marker, especially since we have no children to carry out that task once we are gone. And although I have thought about it, I have not made any final decisions. I suppose I should give a little more thought to the matter… nah, I have income taxes to finish before Wednesday and I suspect thousands and thousands more pictures to take before I’m ready to be planted!