Rock of Ages: Grave Concerns

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Little Lambs of Innisfail

Was cleaning up a thumb drive of old photographs from my camera. (Yes, you know those archaic photography devices that eventually were replaced by our cellular phones?).

The pictures were taken during a family vacation in July 2007.  We were travelling DSC00893home from Drumheller and made a quick pit-stop in Innisfail.

[Aside] Unbeknownst to many, there is an unspoken agreement for when the wife and I travel together — with or without children:

“For every break, or pit stop, that requires her getting coffee, he gets to take five (5) pictures in one (1) cemetery — provided it is during the same trip.”

Innisfail Cemetery is a open area with a large veterans’ section flanked by many trees and shrubs.

Walking into the well-kept property, you notice the modest flagpole surrounded by the rows on rows of soldiers, sailors and airmen at their last post.

Turning to the front of the property, the sentry of scattered trees obscure the fence line giving the illusion of vast, green fields.  A pair of trees form the upper arms of a heraldry pall, or a “Y,” but where the two arms would intersect are two little lambs (as shown in the featured image above and the detailed one below.).

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(L) IN MEMORY OF | ANNIE ESTHER | KRAUSE | BORN FEB 3 190 (obscured) |

(R) IN MEMORY OF | GEORGEI CHARLES | KRAUSE | BORN MARCH 8 1912 | DIED MARCH 6 1913 | AGED 11 MONTHS 27 DAYS | (illegible) – ARMS OF JESUS

Further Information: (From Find A Grave, dated 23 OCT 2013) relates the remainder of Annie’s grave details: BORN FEB 3 1906 | DIED APR 20 1906

Unfortunately, nothing further was gleaned from the 2013 photograph supplied by Find-A-Grave taken of Georgei’s gravestone.

I think it’s time for a re-visit to Innisfail 

SLR

 

4 comments on “Little Lambs of Innisfail

    • leprechaunrabbit
      March 23, 2016

      Thank you for the compliment, Dearie. I hope you find my A to Z Challenge contributions equally entertaining 🌹

  1. Mary Lou
    April 7, 2016

    Wonderful post! My heart is in Ireland …… and seeing those little grave stones was very moving. Thanks! 🙂
    Mary Lou from Me In The Middle
    @qmarylou_q

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