Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wednesday’s child: Infant Spong, revisited

July 2010
In July, the stone lay broken beneath a large walnut tree. The baby boy had no name other than his surname.

On a recent walk through Oller Cemetery, I came upon the walnut tree again. Where was Baby Spong’s marker? Was it was not this tree? Had someone stolen the broken marker?

Within moments I saw it: Repaired, off the damp ground, resting against a larger gravestone.

October 2010
Memory of
an Infant
son of Absolum &
Mary Spong born
Oct 17, 1835.

How great to see signs of extra care in Oller Cemetery!


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