Sepia Saturday - A Broken Heart

This is a photo I shot of an ancient grave stone in one of the oldest burial grounds in Salem, Massachusetts. I love how precisely the hearts are carved into this wide gray slate stone. These hearts do catch your eye in many ways.

Buried here are the children of Thomas and Mary Hould. Both lived only 16 months and died in the same month, August, just three years apart, in the 1680's. Both parents, must have suffered in grief at the lose of their infants one after another
Photo: CrazyasaCoolFox
But, if you look closely, you see a large piece of the stone was broken off, lost to time. A third heart can be seen just to the left of Thomas. These parents suffered broken hearts threefold.
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