We miss thee from our home dear Annie.
We miss thee from thy place.
A shadow o'ver our life is cast.
We miss the sunshine of thy face.
-epitaph on gravestone of Annie H. Landis
age 19 yrs, 8 mo, 22 days
died May 18, 1907 East Petersburg, PA
It's no secret I love to walk around graveyards. I'm usually not interested in graves that date before 1900 but the epitaph on Annie Landis' grave made me a little weepy. Poor girl, only 19 years old. Didn't have the chance to marry or have children. I imagined her mother writing the words to go on her grave in tears.