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Rühle cemetery

July 19, 2014

Overlooking the river Weser

This beautiful little cemetery, between the road and the river, enhanced my evening walk.

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The expensively carved marble gravestones tell the story of Germany’s prosperous and stable recent past. Post war couples reach a good age, the man dies, and after a longish widowhood his wife goes too. No children have joined them yet.

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Only one child grave, and only a couple of husbands outliving their wives.

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Jim Thornton May 2014


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