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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Walking Through the Churchyard

While you are there, it is worth a detour through the churchyard. There are gravestones legible from the 18th century, and the thing that struck me was the number of younger deaths, below 30, and then there are those in 80's and 90's. It seems as if you were able to survive past your 40thbirthday, the chances were you might live to a ripe old age.

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Blogger Paul @ Leeds DP said ... (06:17) : 

I too have also been struck with this, sometimes 7 children buried long before the parents. Here in Yorkshire not far from me the Bronte sisters, Charlotte lasted longer than the others and she only made 39. Paul at Leeds in Yorkshire daily photography


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