A history of a family, written in stone. Photographed at Sanford Cemetery, Lenawee County, Michigan, December 22, 2009. In case you can’t read it clearly, it says:
Leonard A. Sanford 1857-1929
Amanda H., his wife 1861-1894
I grew up surrounded by what we called “pioneer cemeteries” out here in the old Northwest Territory. Sanford Cemetery is a cemetery I drove by at least twice almost every week of my life while I was growing up, but I never went inside until last summer. With just the names and the tragic succession of dates written here, someone with more imagination than I could write a novel.