As odd as it might seem, I really enjoy visiting cemeteries, especially old ones. So, I made sure to take a stroll through the Old Burial Ground during my visit to Halifax, NS. While many of the stones or worn, the elements have not been able to completely wash away the incredible detailing on many of the tombstones. Strolling through the carefully laid out middle section, I stumbled upon this stone:
“Sacred to the memory of Elizabeth, wife of Capt. Savage, Royal Engineer, who after a long and painful illness, which she bore with the utmost Christian fortitude and resignation, departed life on board the Lord Scutte Transport off Cape Breton on October 6, 1828. Aged 35 years. Leaving a most disconsolate husband and six young children to lament the loss of one of the best and most affectionate of wives and fondest of mothers.”
What an awesome tribute! Do you like visiting cemeteries? What are some interesting epitaphs have you seen?