|She had a choice of three paths, and no particular preference, so she took a curved one off to the right that seemed to head towards little markers that she knew tended to be for marking the place of cremated remains.|
The first few were fairly unremarkable to her, swiss german names that matched many of those she had come across up here so far. Then there was a stretch of a few in both German and English, and she paused in front of them.
Dr David James Russell, May 1933 - June 2009 Aged 76
Barbara Emily Russell, May 1937 - October 2011 Aged 74. Sleep peacefully mum.
Barnaby James Julian Russell, December 1965 - January 2013 Aged 48 beloved brother, husband and father. Gone but not forgotten.
Lucy wondered, and decided that it seemed likely that James was the son of the pair above, given the ages and similar styles of the marker stone.
The next collection of stones was marked round by a little wall, the more modern equivalent of a family vault. There was still a lot of space left around the stones that were there, Lucy was glad to see, suggesting hopefully some surviving family.
Doktor Eugen Corvoisier
1916 - 1999
Mdme Bridget "Biddy" Corvoiser
1926 - 2006
May 7th 1952 - 3rd December 2009
Marjorie Edith Corvoisier nee Graves
1950 - 2011
Marie Therese Maynard nee Corvoisier
May 7th 1952 - November 3rd 2013
The next little section seemed to be an older one, with mixed graves, memorials and urn markers. Having seen some of the names a few times, Lucy started trying to work out relationships, but generally couldn't beyond guesswork.
She couldn't see a fixed order to the graves, almost as if the space had been allocated by personal request, rather than the more regular modern graveyards she had seen back at home. She wandered along, wondering vaguely about some of the more familiar names. She guessed that some of the Pfeiffen family graves must be relatives of their landlady, and saw a couple of Mensch memorials that might perhaps be relatives of Nurse Mensch.
There seemed to be a few people buried elsewhere but with memorial plaques or trees here, and Lucy vaguely wondered why. She couldn't see the connection between Austria, Guernsey and Armishire, but there must be one, as notice after notice mentioned those locations.
Author's Chapter Notes:
Thanks for all being so keen to know more - I got totally addicted to writing this drabble, and am finding myself fiddling with it more each update, so apologies to error checkers if I add more errors ! I think updates will probably be a bit random in size, depending on the best points to stop.