Thursday, March 29, 2012
What I've Been Reading: Life and Death on the Prairie
Photography is a hobby of mine, and estate planning and probate is my profession. As a result, I took double the enjoyment in reading Life and Death on the Prairie by Stephen Longmire. Combination photographic essay and historical exploration, the book offers insight into life, and death, based on the cemeteries in Iowa.
Stories, photos, America's Heartland.....it is a lovely book to read. I also found it very emotional. One photo documents that death of a child, 5 days before turning one. Two years later twin daughters, a few months old, died days apart. All told from the engravings on a stone. A very powerful reminder of how times have changed for modern parents. Illnesses are not as severe as generations past.