Close-up view of Madam Marguerite Rouffanche's grave

    The inscription on the metal tag on the lid of the sarcophagus reads, "To our friend" and the upright bronze flower above the tag is a Pansy, denoting, "you are in our thoughts" . Note the rather sad looking Daisy laying on the base of the plinth ("Marguerite" means "Daisy" in English). This picture was taken on 4th November 2004, (the 1st of November is All Saints Day) and even though many of the graves in the cemetery had lots of bunches of fresh flowers on them, this one, rather poignantly did not. Inevitably as time passes and emotions (and people) fade away, more and more of these graves will become neglected.

Grave of Madame Rouffanche

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Michael Williams: November 2004 ... revised July 2012