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Tribute to Loydale Louise

My kids and I found ourselves with a half hour to kill before an appointment so we stopped into this quiet cemetery to visit pioneer graves. I was photographing this gravestone when my daughter stepped into the shot. I was moved by the life and death contrast. It has become for me a poignant tribute to this little dead girl.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2018
Date Uploaded: 08.2018
Photo Location: Fredericksburg, Texas, United States of America
Camera: iPhone 6s
Copyright: © Michelle Graham