Growing old, and dying, in the days of our ancestors
Today I am thinking about Perlicia Jane (Parker) Hall. That's her in the photo at left. She died at the age of thirty, a year after her youngest daughter was born. Her mother, Margaret Ann (Thomas) Parker, who cared for the children after her daughter's death, did live to a ripe old age. In fact she lived to age 92, and that was between 1822 and 1914, so that was reeeaaally old. And as I look at both photos I am saddened by death in one and by old age in the other.
Elisha Banks Hall. She doesn't look to awfully pleased to have lived that long!
I am hoping to be blessed with a life that is just long enough.
Posted by Brad Hall