Earlier this year I discovered the infant section at Mount Avon Cemetery. Eleven babies in all. They were hard to find because the stones were nearly completely grown over. I imagine the parents have moved out of town and are no longer able to tend to their sites, but they keep their little ones forever in their hearts.
I spent a couple hours cleaning them up.
Joshua Daniel Friedle, 1988
Erin Goble Kiely, 1986
David Wayne Moore, 1986
Mary Helen Rinnan, 2005
Lee Harvey Dzuris, 1991
Lorcán Mathew Towey, 2002
Catherine AnnMcAskin, 1986
Geoffrey R. Giddings 1990
Sara Jo Whitbey, 1985
Jonathon Adams Watson, 1988
Jennifer Nicole Murphy, 1985
Perhaps they are not the stars,
but rather openings in heaven
where the love of our lost one
And shines down upon us
to let us know
their souls are at peace.
Linda K. Sienkiewicz is the author of In the Context of Love, about one women’s need to tell her story without shame. Adult contemporary fiction
2016 Sarton Women’s Fiction Finalist
2016 Eric Hoffer Book Award Finalist
2016 Readers Favorite Book Finalist
2016 USA Book News “Best Book” Finalist
Angelica Schirrick had always suspected there was something deeply disturbing about her family, but the truth was more than she bargained for.
“With tenderness, but without blinking, Linda K. Sienkiewicz turns her eye on the predator-prey savannah of the young and still somehow hopeful.” ~ Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of the #1 NY Times Bestseller, Deep End of the Ocean