Christmas Day sorrow

Cunnamulla cemetery, Queensland, Australia

This dirt-dusted gravestone in Cunnamulla cemetery only caught my eyes because I have a thing for 1888. And the stone was so covered in debris it was difficult to make out more details.

But when I cleaned it off, this is what was below.

Parents Richard and Alice had married in 1887, and it appears Charles was their firstborn, coming into the world on June 7, 1888. His cause of death is lost to history.

By October the next year, Alice had given birth to the first of three sisters for the short-lived Charles. The three lived into old age.

Cunnamulla, Queensland, Australia

Published by Sharyn Moodie

I’m a sonographer. I like to travel. So I’m going to become a transient sono. See what life has to offer when you mix work with wandering around Australia.

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