She said, “ I just THINK about those rows and rows and rows of cigarettes.” As she spoke I remembered a time in my life when I was completely overwhelmed by rows and rows and rows… of TOMBSTONES.
As a child I visited Arlington National Cemetery. I remember being completely overwhelmed when I thought about all of the people who died defending our nation and our freedom. In every direction, stretching out before my eyes were rows and rows of white stones, white crosses, marking the final resting place of a soldier or sailor -a hero I would never know - that I could never thank.
Then I remembered another fact I had learned about tobacco. The lethal dose of nicotine for an adult is approximately 60 milligrams (which is the amount of nicotine in an average pack of cigarettes.)
When I put that fact together with her comment about “rows and rows and rows” of cigarettes, I suddenly thought of the picture below.