I had an opportunity to visit Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville, Kentucky this past weekend (and have now sorted through the 200+ photos I took…..).   This is one of the most well-preserved cemeteries I’ve visited (and I’ll be posting more about it in the next week or so).

In keeping with my October-Halloween-spooky things theme this month, I’m posting this picture of this poor headless girl.

Emma Gertrude Bell was born in Louisville, KY on May 9, 1887 and died on July 8, 1889.   I wasn’t able to find anything about what happened to her, but it’s obvious that this memorial was lovingly done for her.   Her whole stone reads: “Emma Gertrude, daughter of Jas. E. & Carrie G. Bell, May 9, 1887 July 8, 1889 The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away, blessed be the name of the Lord.”