In a now nonexistent town stands a beautiful church. The cemetery is peaceful and pretty.
I walked about enjoying the peace, alone with my thoughts. But when I saw this headstone, I just felt stunned.
A mom and her three young daughters, all gone in a single year? What had happened? Illness? Car accident?
Was anyone left to grieve? A husband/father? Brothers? Other sisters? ugh
I couldn't stop thinking about it. When I had a chance, I searched the internet to find the story behind this sad sight.
All I could find was the briefest mention of a plane crash, in the church's online cemetery records. I have lived in this part of Iowa, since I was a child. I do not remember such a thing happening, but ...
Wow. Four lives, gone.
And many more forever changed, I am sure.