My Aunt Tina lives in Chicago, Illinois. She’s helping me out today with my 31 Days of Spook. Recently she visited Mount Carmel Cemetery right there in Chicago. What? Don’t you visit cemeteries during your down time? I’ve heard they can be very relaxing and an educational experience. Let’s take these for pictures for instance that my Aunt Tina took and shared with me.
It’s a beautiful grave site. Of course there are lots of beautiful headstones and memorials in this cemetery but this one is different. Let me introduce you to Julia Buccola Petta.
Julia Buccola Petta died at age 29 while giving birth to her stillborn son, Filippo. Julia was buried in her wedding dress and given the nickname of The Italian Bride. According to legend, Julia’s mother Filomena began having dreams in which Julia was telling her that she was still alive.
Years after her death, Filomena received permission to have the grave opened and her daughter exhumed. Her mother then took a picture of Julia in her casket which was then placed on the monument.
The picture is still there on her grave at the Mount Carmel Cemetery in Chicago, Illinois. Do you notice anything in the picture?
After years of being buried, Julia looks – how shall we say it? – still together if you catch my drift.