Photo Challenge: Alphabet…Take us to school with your photos this week, and show us some ABCs.
I was on my evening run, when I ran past this cemetery in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire. Being a lover of all things paranormal, I couldn’t resist the temptation to explore the site. The hour of day, dusk, enhanced an aura of creepiness as I walked among the tombstones.
The “A-B-C’s” upon the above tombstones are so old they’ve rubbed smooth in many areas. Curious of the inhabitants, I enlarged the photograph until I could decipher a few words. I plugged these words into Google and was directed to http://www.rootsweb.com where I learned about the two girls who lay beneath the ground.
Abby and Eunice, the deceased, were the daughters of Moses and Hannah Wells. Abby was born in 1816 and died 20 years later and Eunice was born 1811 and died 40 years later. Knowing this information, only served to create more questions within this writer’s mind. Who were these girls and what kind of lives did they lead? Why did Abby die so young and just what happened to Eunice? Did they have lovers…and if so was the relationship one peace and love or was it riddled with jealousy and abuse? So….so many questions…
One day, maybe, I’ll try to weave a story around Abby and Eunice.
A walk among the tombstones, can be a writer’s friend.___ Lisa Hardy