Tombstone Tuesday: Do People Place Stones Before They've Died?
Tombstone Found in Green Lawn Cemetery
I've come across several stones that have only one date on them. I've often thought that perhaps these stones are children who died on the day they were born. But now, I'm not so sure. The date on this stone Jan 29, 1912 could be a birth date and the death date hasn't been inscribed yet. Additionally, this person could still be alive. If that's the case, my question is, do people really have their stones placed before they are buried?
I find that fascinating. That would be like looking at my own memorial before I've died. Again, I'm fascinated by this.