October 19th, 2015

Headstone/wings

Halloween Countdown, Day 19

Under the harvest moon,
When the soft silver
Drips shimmering
Over the garden nights,
Death, the gray mocker,
Comes and whispers to you
As a beautiful friend
Who remembers.
- Carl Sandburg

When I went to Colonial Williamsburg last month, I stopped by one of the places that over the decades has inspired in me endless fascination, the Historic Jamestowne archaeological site. I took these photos there. I find both of these markers to be both chilling and poignant. This first marker is found in the graveyard at the Jamestown Memorial Church.



This one sits in a very small and sequestered family plot accessible on the Jamestown Island drive. The inscription at the foot of the grave reads as follows: "Here lyeth the body of Edward Travis who departed this life the 12th day of November in the Year of our Lord 1700."

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