Monday, June 7, 2010

Old Graves

Today, the kids and I took a bicycle ride up to the local cemetery. I love old cemeteries. They have such great history. Beth noticed how "young" many of the people were who passed around a century ago, and was a little sad about it. We talked about how people didn't live as long as they do now. She was especially impressed by the number of children, under the age of two, who were buried here. We gave thought to what modern medical advances have given us - things like the flu and infections no longer take the lives of children like they did a century ago.

LD on the other hand had his speculation meter pegged about all the possible (and gruesome) ways these people passed away. I guess that's just the difference between boys and girls.....

In this case, a picture really is worth a thousand words.... so I'll let them do all the talking: 

Go visit an old cemetery... though do so during the day, when it's nice and sunny, so you don't get all creeped out. I don't want to be responsible for anyone having nightmares.....

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