|parents Michael and Bridget on reverse|
Then in the front of the cemetery, slightly more traditional but equally as imposing, is this monument:
|"Their Life Was Pain|
To Die Was Gain"
Now I know nothing of Mr. Burns or his family (Ellen is his sister). By chance I happened to photograph both of these monuments during my wanderings. Even more interesting is the story I found on his FindAGrave page: that Mr. Burns decided to spend all of his wealth on gravestones so that nothing would be passed on to his family. He may also have more monuments in more cemeteries and no one knows where he truly lies, if the legend is true.
It was a pleasure meeting you, Mr. Burns, wherever you are.
Photographed at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Morris, Grundy, Illinois
© 2013 Sally Knudsen