Well, happy birthday to Morris Hellman. Very touching post.
Thanks, Ellen. In recent years, I have gained a certain sympathetic feeling for past centuries in New Orleans. sp
Sad to see that little Morris Hellman only lived to age 5, he died 16 April 1874, parents were Bernhard and Babette Hellman. Yeah, I'm a genealogy nut.
Thanks Molly, I had been hoping it was until 1894, being broken left it mysterious. But here is another which I posted a while back... the little ones struggled, and this other one must have been premature or stillborn, as he only had one day. sp
Two beautiful pictures, the fragile and the fleeting.
Hi Glenn, Thanks so much, the end of this month is an early transition. sp
A small cemetery in Port Gamble, WA overlooks an inlet of Puget Sound. Many of the markers are for children. I suppose that a flu epidemic or something like that decimated Port Gamble at one time.
Dear K., the stories told by old cemetery markers are emotional ones, but they usually leave me with a feeling of love and reverence. This kind of "comes with the territory" when we live near or on a spot inhabited by people for many years. Nowadays we expect children to live to adulthood, by and large, but of course this can't be taken for granted. thanks, sp
Dear Sussah, This Morris Hellman lived only a few years. Not enough to know that the daughter of his brother Max was none less than Lilian Hellman, the writer !
thanks, I like to pay respects to the people from before. my job involves biographical research, although I'm not personally into genealogy. it's nice of you to look up morris hellman. sp