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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Little Leila


Piedmont, South Carolina

On a corner with only a street sign for company sits little Lelia's monument. 



Little Lelia is buried alone here, if she is here at all, no one knows.  It could be a simple memorial like we see so often along the road these days, which are usually a cross.  If that is what this is, it could very well be the oldest memorial of a roadside accident.   What happened to little Lelia?  Did she fall off a horse or out of a wagon 154 years ago?  I thought it remarkable the marker has stood unmolested all that time.


Here are some sunset photos from camp #64.  These are for Little Lelia.





8 comments:

  1. Great shots and comment. Interesting a road memorial sign so old and still standing.

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  2. What a sweet memorial and so well preserved indeed, even someone had put a little bear against the stone. The sunset looks stunning!

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  3. so interesting that after all these years, someone still tends to the memorial.

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  4. You were up early this morning. More people should be up to enjoy the sunrise.

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  5. Sad

    Your sunset pics are beautiful John.

    I LOVE the first one.

    Felicia

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  6. well here's a thought about Little Leila's grave. Perhaps 154 years ago her family home stood there, and she was buried on the farm. Perhaps someone came along years later and put a road there. You just never know. You have a visual feast for a sunset last night. The light in all your shots is just fantastic.
    Be safe you two.

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  7. Old cemeteries fascinate me, and this grave of a small child is particularly poignant. Love the sunset photos.

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