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From: "Jennifer Henry" <>
Subject: Re: More Headstone Troubles
Date: Wed, 05 Sep 2001 09:06:41 -0400
Hi! I live in Maine, USA. Where my nephew is buried, there is a headstone of a doctor that has an "engraved" photograph on it. It's looks great and is tastefully done. I can understand where a regular photograph might be ruined by weather, etc., but if it were engraved, that would be a different story.
In the end, I think it is more important to allow the parents to do what they need to do, no matter what. Losing a child is one of the most difficult things to go through and if it hasn't happened to you, you honestly cannot understand. To have someone say you can't honor that precious life in the way you need to, doesn't seem right! And yes I mean "need to" ... Grieving a child's loss brings many "needs" that if unfulfilled hinder the healing process. They should be focusing on themselves, their family, and their loss; not on what they are or are not allowed to do to remember their child.
Anyway, that's just my opinion.
On Sat, 01 Sep 2001 15:37:31 +0100, d wilcox
>A report in today's paper tells of a couple near Bolton who have been
>refused permission to raise a headstone showing a photo of their
>This is not quite Genealogy - yet, but it seems to me such headstones
>would be invaluable in years to come to future family historians.
>And the Diocese of Manchester do not appear to have any good reasons for
>refusing such a stone. Does anyone know?
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