Just me. (lara7) wrote,
Just me.
lara7

Oh yeah, another graveyard thing:

Given the age of Lake View cemetery, I was not surprised to see a lot of large turn-of-the-century grave markers for dead babies and kids. I mean, life expectancy wasn’t so great then, and you weren’t out of the woods for childhood diseases until age 6 or so.

I was sorta surprised to see this one tall obelisk that, on one side, memorialized 2 of the Justice family’s dead children. One made it 2 years, the other, only 2 days. Ma and Pa Justice didn’t get around to naming the 2-day old before death (again, maybe this was customary at the time), so the marker reads “Infant Justice, aged 2 days”.

My first thought was, of course, that “Infant Justice” sounded like an 80’s era hardcore band. or maybe a 90's pro-life metal band.
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