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!


  1. Good to see someone took the time to repair it. Hopefully it is noted somewhere where baby lays.


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