Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Wednesday’s child: Edna

Dau. of Oren & Ella
AUG. 4, 1877
AGED 17 D.
Budded on earth
to bloom in Heaven

Stones with bas-relief doves are not uncommon in old cemeteries with 19th century stones, but this life-sized statue of a dead dove was the first I had seen in person. The imagery is striking.

Edna’s parents are buried nearby: Ella Poppleton (b. 1855, d. 1945) and Oren Poppleton (b. 1856, d. 1920).

Cheshire Cemetery, Delaware County, Ohio

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