My Favorite Things

October and December are the only months in the ENTIRE year that I look forward to and I enjoy them for the same reasons:

The music, the ghost stories, the food, the snow, the dark,  the cold and those wonderful cloud filled skies.

So when I saw today’s RDP  Prompt was DECEMBER the song ” A Few of My Favorite Things” popped into my head and how is this for a coincidence, my son Julio sent me these pictures from Fox Lake Wisconsin of two of my favorite things in one frame:

Cemeteries and SNOW.

I like whiskers on kittens too. Just in case you are curious.

Photo By J.M. Moscoso

Photo By J.M Moscoso

Photo J.M. Moscoso

Photo J.M. Moscoso

Goodnight Florence

image credits: Wikimedia Commons

This unique grave that can be found in Natchez City Cemetery in Mississippi  belongs to a 10-year-old girl named Florence Irene Ford who passed away from yellow fever back in 1871. When the little girl died, her mother named Ellen had a small window installed at the head of her daughter’s casket, and a narrow stairway built six feet down to the level of the window.

Why would she do that?

Florence was terrified of storms, so her Mother wanted to make sure she was able to comfort her daughter-even in death.

I can appreciate what Ellen ford was doing for her daughter, I even understand it. But the image of a woman walking down to comfort her daughter in her grave- not above it, not beside it but in it ( so to speak ) during a thunderstorm is an image that will probably haunt me for a long time.

Image credits: Wikimedia Commons

Image credits: Wikimedia Commons

Image credits: Wikimedia Commons