A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

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.


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

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

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

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

  5. Sad

    Your sunset pics are beautiful John.

    I LOVE the first one.


  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.

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


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