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So Young

By DaveRyder  
Taken for the B&W Challenge a few weeks ago.
I hadn't read the text until I was processing.

Earnest, 15 months. On the second headstone the Barkers, 1yr 7mths, 12yr and two teenagers. All the dates and those of the older, but not old, family members also in quite a short time frame.
Having looked the were a number of epidemics around then. Cholera, Typhoid.
We take life expectancy for granted today....

I've a darker version I had intended to add as a version today but missed the save button, that will appear another time.

Tags: Gravestones Black and white

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karlablo Plus
4 45 23
7 Sep 2022 6:36AM
Carefully selected point of view!
Good composition and processing - great!
Above all: "We take life expectancy for granted today...."
Very impressive! Many greetings!
Jasper87 Plus
13 3.2k 162 England
7 Sep 2022 7:01AM
….no version yet?
7 Sep 2022 7:05AM
Very well photographed and presented, Dave.

mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.6k 2575 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2022 7:18AM
One reason why I return to graveyards is the glimpses they give of other people's stories. So often the stories are sad.
DaveRyder Plus
8 6.6k 18 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2022 8:41AM

Quote:….no version yet?

Not sure why I did press save.. ah well there's always another day for that one.
mac Plus
21 14 Scotland
7 Sep 2022 12:03PM
Very good and legible gravestones, so often of that vintage, badly flaked or covered in moss. When I was doing the Family Tree a few years ago, visited as lot of churchyards, with varied results.
ZenTony Plus
7 17 6 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2022 12:34PM
Lovely composition Dave and yes such food for thought.
James124 Plus
7 63 54 Portugal
7 Sep 2022 4:10PM
A fact of life in previous centuries, almost all families in my family tree lost a child in infancy, but often those who survived lived into their 60's and 70's.
Chinga Plus
12 112 3 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2022 8:13PM
Beautiful image, very well seen.
Isabel GrinGrin
13 Sep 2022 4:56AM
seize the day or carpe diem as the say …fates a terrible thing. .

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