|Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Tarrytown, Westchester County, New York|
30 July 2010
I myself have taken pictures of unusual or interesting graves. This is the first that I have seen someone take such an interest in one of my family graves. Is this flattering, spooky, or irreverent? I am not sure.
In studying the picture, I realized that the "mini me" gravestones, also known as footstones, were once in their proper places, but had migrated to rest against the headstones. Some were moved and broken when my grandmother was buried in this plot in 2003, so the cemetery may have repaired them and then moved the rest of the footstones.