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  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 5 Jul 2019, 00:50
I love that skull and xbones, Lisl.
Lisl: A morbid reminder, Ray
i see some inconsistencies in some of the alphabets and numbers, Lisl, owing to the hand carving i imagine.
Lisl: Yes - it's naive, almost certainly done by the village craftsman, Ayush
It's amazing seeing this!
Lisl: I thought it was so sad, mother and baby dying do close together
  • Chris
  • England
  • 5 Jul 2019, 06:27
Ancient tragedies memorialised. They must have had money to afford the plaque but I just wonder who they were, and their local status?
Lisl: I wonder, Chris - the sort of thing we will never know
After life sometimes remains the memory of a few snippets of what it was
Lisl: Yes - this is probably all that is known of this tragic mother and son
Olde English is so fun to read, Lisl!!! smile
Lisl: And it is very well preserved, Ginnie
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 5 Jul 2019, 07:06
I like the "penmanship"....and that skull looks really surprised too.
Lisl: Yes - done with care
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 5 Jul 2019, 07:38
What a short life of Little Joseph and what a lot - I can imagine the sadness of Sarah, the mother of Joseph. A very moving memorial!
Lisl: So sad they died within a month of each other
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 5 Jul 2019, 08:04
Pas très gai tout ça
Lisl: Not a happy story, JP
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 5 Jul 2019, 08:09
I like the style of writing.
Lisl: There were several monuments by the same hand, Chad
A familiar story in the 17th century I guess
Lisl: To familiar, sadly, Bill
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 5 Jul 2019, 10:01
It was not a good year for the Bolters. Is this a grave in the wall or are they buried underfoot?
Lisl: The memorial is on the inside of a church wall, and probably the burial is under the floor just in front.
I like the wording and styling of the lettering, but I find the Skull and Cross Bones somewhat disturbing.
Lisl: I often find skulls and crossbones on old memorials - I think it is away to make people think! Not to modern taste, Brian.
Graveyards yield so many stories.
Lisl: They do - so many unhappy ones, Mary.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 5 Jul 2019, 15:56
An interesting mix of "typefaces" here. Looks like mother and son died less than a month apart.
Lisl: Son was only four months old. I guess the mother never recovered from his birth and the baby ailed.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 5 Jul 2019, 16:13
Documenting sad history.
Lisl: It is always encouraging to find memorials to really old people, Anne!
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 5 Jul 2019, 16:14
so sad to think of the timeline of events
Lisl: Yes - those months must have been very fraught, sherri
A sad story.
Lisl: So many memorials tell similar stories

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