When we visited the cemetery, we found a sad mystery. There were four stones together for four sons, born in '44, '46, '48, and '50. One died at 10 years old, one at 12, one at 15, and one at 20.
When we discussed it with Charles, he suggested that it might have been a gene for cystic fibrosis or some other such disease. Polio was a thought, but two of the deaths were in the mid to late '60's.
There was a marker for the parents - Bullock was the name - but no death date was engraved for either of them.
No death date was engraved for my mother, either. It's been more than a year.