I went to the graveyard today, looking for a photo that would fit this week's theme. What I found was a story of a child's broken heart and her heartbreaking story as well. The tombstone reads in part,
who died suddenly
Sept 19th 1879 aged 14 yr 6 mo
she died of a broken heart
In brief, it tells how, while she was an apprentice, she was accused of stealing "the princely sum of" $10. Her own mother believed the story to be true, and the child, alone, grieved over the accusation, spending time crying on her sister's grave. After her death, the true thief was discovered. Part of the information written alongside this grave reads, "A coroners jury was summoned to hold an inquiry into Sophia's death. The unaminous decision for the cause of her death was by 'paralysis of the heart brought on by the extreme agitation and peculiar circumstances'."