Monday, July 13, 2009

Last Words

Just across the path from Joshua Chamberlain's grave stands a heartbreaking memorial to two toddlers who died in 1858. Charles Parkinson (age 4) died on May 20 and his little brother, John (age 2), died four days later. Their gravestone preserves their last words:

"Charley's tired mamma."
"Tarl gone me go too."
The top of the monument is a sculpture of two sleeping children holding hands. It has deteriorated over time, but it's still quite touching.

1 comment:

The History Enthusiast said...

Oh, how sad!

I love cemeteries, so I look forward to reading more posts in your archives.