Stones of Remembrance

Joe Baden was pleased with his purchase of the land he hoped to develop.
The field was overgrown but held great potential for his plans until its secrets were discovered.
When the first stone was unearthed, it was thought to be a single item, but as the grass was cut back, more were revealed and on closer inspection, each had an inscription.
Over two hundred stones were uncovered, some along the field perimeter and others within, but each was a tribute to one who died, their simplistic messages lovingly etched on the surface.
Joe was taken aback and thought of what this field of memories meant. He did some local research into the families, some dating back to the First World War.
He decided to look elsewhere for his development site, having first secured a covenant that the souls of those departed here would not be disturbed and the field would be renamed as The Field of Remembrance.
Stones – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows some stones located in the grassland which is surrounded by hills.

This post was written for KL Caley’s Write Photo challenge

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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16 Responses to Stones of Remembrance

  1. This is a lovely story Di.

  2. quiall says:

    That made me weep. It is so beautiful.

  3. KL Caley says:

    Oh my gosh this is lovely and so very fitting for today. I hope you don’t mind but I’ll schedule this to reblog on Remembrance Sunday. Thank you so much for taking part in #writephoto prompt. KL ❤

  4. murisopsis says:

    A developer with a heart and conscience!! What a rare thing – he should be lauded for such a wonderful decision!!!

  5. Wonderful way to respect those gone.

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  7. willowdot21 says:

    This is absolutely beautiful Di , you have a wonderful way of telling a story 💜

  8. Jemima Pett says:

    Lovely thought. Good to think some developers have a soul 🙂

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