Where in the World

The skis have long since been packed away, yet winter decided to make a quick reappearance in Oslo this morning: snow! As if that isn’t enough, I’m heading north tomorrow, past the Arctic Circle!

Today’s mystery location is found on warmer shores. 21 years ago, I stumbled over this grave stone (literally).

Where in the world can you read these cryptic words? (Bonus points if you can solve the riddle).

She was a mother without knowing it – and a wife without letting her husband know it, except by her kind indulgences to him.

No worries about giving away the answer. Moderation is switched on, and all comments will be published simultaneously.

Tobago

Update 21 April 2012:

As many of you knew, guessed or googled, this mystery grave is found on the Caribbean island of Tobago, in Plymouth, the island’s oldest settlement. As for the riddle, well, if you expected a clear-cut answer, I’m sorry I have to disappoint you. Various theories have been put forth, and many of the comments below touch upon them. Sadly, it’s all speculation. No one knows why young Betty Stivens (23 when she died) was a mother without knowing it – or even a wife without her husband knowing it.

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