Gone, but not forgotten

The day started off well, bright and sunny, but after the usual Friday morning shopping trip it clouded over and reverted to the usual wet and gloomy weather we've had such a lot of lately. 

It seemed like an ideal opportunity to have another wander around Oban's Pennyfuir cemetery, a favourite of mine and only a ten minute drive away. The old Victorian and Edwardian section is what you come to first and this is where all the beautiful monuments are. I took several pictures, as I always do, hoping to select one for a Blip. Few of these old graves are remembered, it would seem, with fresh flowers not much in evidence, but then a patch of yellow against the old  boundary wall caught my eye. To my surprise it proved to be a bunch of daffodils recently placed in the vase, beside a simple, roughly carved moss-covered stone bearing a small cross and the words "In loving memory of our dear brother Roderick MacEachen who died 16th July 1942, aged 20 years. R.I.P. " 

Somebody locally has put those flowers there in the last few days. More moving than all of the grand memorials around it!

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