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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Beauty and Hurricane Damage -- Tombstone Tuesday

Three days after Hurricane Irene hit the Lowell Cemetery in Lowell, MA, the cemetery finally opened, after downed trees and limbs were all removed. I quickly went and took photos, then showed my husband. The other day, we were in the cemetery and he wanted me to find the location where the tree fell in order to see the tombstone in the background. (He saw the tombstone and I saw the uprooted tree, so two pr. of eyes are better than one.) The cemetery is quite large, with many old trees and lots of hills. Finally, we found where the tree was and the tombstone. He was quite taken with the lovely lady and I am too. The sad thing is, I believe Sarah Elizabeth Adams probably died of the flu.
In memory of
Sarah Elizabeth
Wife of Landon Adams
(Per 1900 census, she was born July 1847, Rhode Island)
Oct. 8, 1918
Landon Adams
(Per MA Vital Records, he was born July 12, 1845, Lowell, Massachusetts)
(Son of Landon and Mary Frances)
July 6, 1925
Leslie Adams
Jan. 31, 1882
May 16, 1938
Died in Iseltwald Switzerland
Mary Dean Adams
Lowell, Mass.
May 15, 1876
Palma De Mallorca, Spain
May 26, 1955

9 comments:

Carol said...

It is a beautiful monument, do you know what the lei of flowers means??

Barbara Poole said...

Carol, I'm sorry I don't know the meaning of the lei.

Susan Clark said...

Oh my. Truly life from the roots! Superb pictures, Barbara!

Bill West said...

Great photos, Barbara!

GeneJ said...

Ditto. Wonderful, wonderful photography. TY--GJ

dee-burris said...

What a lovely piece of art! I am so glad it wasn't damaged in the storm.

Lori said...

Absolutely gorgeous! What a lovely tribute.
Unfortunately, several cemeteries around our area suffered quite a lot of damage from storms this summer. So many trees were uprooted and damaged stones. Unfortunately, many of the stones are so old they probably won't be repaired.

Patti said...

Thank you for visiting my blog earlier today. By you visiting me, that enabled me to find your lovely blog.

Wht a beautiful post this is. That monument is stunning! Wow! I'm so glad it wasn't damaged in the storm.

Barbara Poole said...

Thank you everybody for your comments. I'm also glad I walked around the stone, as I found 3 additional names.