A Poem In Memory of Ellethra Babcock
~~~~~~The Rose Beyond The Wall~~~~~~
Near a shady wall a rose once grew,
Budded and blossomed in God's free light,
Watered and fed by the morning dew,
Shedding it's sweetness day and night.
As it grew and blossomed fair and tall,
Slowly rising to loftier height,
It came to a crevice in the wall
Through which there shone a beam of light.
Onward it crept with added strength
With never a thought of fear or pride,
It followed the light through the crevice's length
And unfolded itself on the other side.
The light, the dew, the broadening view
Were found the same as they were before,
And it lost itself in beauties new,
Breathing it's fragrance more and more.
Shall claim of death cause us to grieve
And make our courage faint and fall?
Nay! Let us faith and hope receive--
The rose still grows beyond the wall,
Scattering fragrance far and wide
Just as it did in days of yore,
Just as it did on the other side,
Just as it will forever-more.
~A. L. Frink~
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James Isaac Beattie (1825 - 1872)
Nancy Winfield Beattie (1832 - 1913)
Nathaniel R. Babcock (1868 - 1954)*
James Winfield Beattie (1853 - 1923)*
Horace Beattie (1856 - 1927)*
William Wallace Beattie (1860 - 1937)*
Ellethra Beattie Babcock (1869 - 1948)
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Originally Created by: Janet Milburn
Record added: Dec 04, 2011
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You are remembered, Ellethra Babcock; May you rest in peace, dear lady.|
Added: Dec. 4, 2011