Not flap-flap-flap; more like FLAP-FLAP.
When I looked up, I saw something that I had never seen: a bald eagle. First I noticed his white tail; then, when he turned to circle the cemetery again, his “bald” head.
That’s when I broke my Rule of Cemetery Stillness and shouted out to my husband, a dozen rows away.
We watched as the eagle made several lazy circles around the cemetery before disappearing behind the trees.
I turned my attention back to the modern monument, a vaulted obelisk, that I was photographing. The Williams monument at the back of Oller Cemetery is forever “the eagle monument” in my mind.
OCTOBER 1, 1930
MAY 21, 2008
NOVEMBER 26, 1930
Oller Cemetery, Delaware County, Ohio