Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Penny Grave

Not too far from us is the “Penny Grave”. The penny grave is the site where a little girl, age 3, name unknown, died on the wagon train going west and was buried. A beautiful headstone tells her story. She is everybody's little girl. People visit and leave coins on her headstone, children leave toys. She belongs to all of us. She will be forever remembered, not by name, not by death, but because her little life meant something to everyone. It is sad to think that such a tiny life ended so soon. It is even sadder to think of the parents that had to leave her on the trail. People come and go in our lives. We are just here for a little while. It is comforting to know people care enough to watch over a little girl they never knew.