The Curtain

Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky

The curtain or the veil  symbolizes the exit from one realm to the entrance to another.  Here a little girl has made the passage from this life to the next as she seemingly takes one last glimpse at Earthly world.

Her inscription reads:

To the dear memory of Lillie, daughter of M. Prather and Lt. Col. Charles C. Gilbert.  Born at Fort Bridger, Wyoming Ter. March 15th, 1870.  Died at Camp Baker, Montana Ter. March 16th, 1875.  Aged 5 years and 1 day.  “She liv’d as lives a peaceful dove.  She died as blossoms die and now her spirit floats above, a seraph in the sky.”

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