Monster Mash: It was a graveyard smash

Monster Mash: It was a graveyard smash

Perhaps not exactly a smash (although more than a few markers were broken) these gravestones show the wear of going on 400 years. This is a tiny cemetery here in town. To me, the most poignant stone is one that lists the deaths of six children in one family, all but one of them under the age of six–a testimony to the terror of parents in the pre-immunization age when episodes of now preventable (and practically unknown!) diseases swept through communities carrying away their children.

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5 Responses to Monster Mash: It was a graveyard smash

  1. Tammy says:

    How sad…and even more so that the markers are broken. It does make for one heck of an image though!

  2. John & Lois says:

    Great image . . . and should be a reminder of how lucky we are to be able to protect our children from many childhood illnesses.

  3. PC PHOTO says:

    Ok, I burst out laughing! Great great great job!

  4. PC PHOTO says:

    No disrespect for the final resting grounds or the trauma of losing so many family members to an epidemic.

  5. KarenAnn says:

    Very poignant…Now this should be sent to all those who are not immunizing their children because they perceive the adverse reactions from immunizations to be greater than their benefit. But there is no talking sense into them even with the backing of the scientific community.

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