Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Wednesday’s child: Clara Gast

The small marker at the grave of Clara Gast (d. 1873) has weathered a bit, making the inscription less crisp than it once was. It is worth a read, especially its personalized epitaph. Sweet, if not entirely original.


CLARA
[daughter of]
D. & C. M. GAST
DIED
MAR. 14, 1873
AGED
9 mo. 29 D’s

Weep not she is at rest the
Lord has taken Clara home

Clara’s unique, casually draped gravestone is striking in its simplicity.


Prospect Cemetery, Marion County, Ohio

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