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"Life's Greatest Handicap is Being Contented."|
"I believe that love and prayer are the most important things in life," -Anne Nichols
Excerpt from "Abie's Irish Rose:
FATHER WHALEN. Sure, we're all trying to get to the same place when we pass on. We're just going by different routes. We can't all go on the same train.
RABBI. And just because you are not riding on my train, why should I say your train won't get there?
— Anne Nichols (1891-1966), American playwright; from Abie's Irish Rose (play), 1922
Haunting eyes peering at me
Through the veiled, forgotten past;
Spirit voices, phantom actors
Beckon me to join their cast...
Time unravels ancient stitches
As I vainly grasp each thread;
Scattered whispers, faded photos
Tell the tale of those long dead...
Withered memories pressed like flowers
Speak of young love once in bloom;
Scented traces faintly linger
Over long-neglected tomb...
Ghostly chanting leads me blindly
Down each darkened corridor..
As I ponder things that once were
-Things that are will be no more...
One of my favorite poems by Alan Seeger:
"I Have a Rendezvous with Death"
I have a rendezvous with Death
At some disputed barricade,
When Spring comes back with rustling shade
And apple-blossoms fill the air--
I have a rendezvous with Death
When Spring brings back blue days and fair.
It may be he shall take my hand
And lead me into his dark land
And close my eyes and quench my breath--
It may be I shall pass him still..
I have a rendezvous with Death
On some scarred slope or battered hill.
When Spring comes round again this year
And the first meadow-flowers appear.
God knows 'twere better to be deep
Pillowed in silk and scented down.
Where love throbs out in blissful sleep,
Pulse nigh to pulse and breath to breath,
Where hushed awakenings are dear--
But I've a rendezvous with Death
At midnight in some flaming town,
When Spring trips forth again this year,
And I to my pledged word am true,
I shall not fail that rendezvous.
-Alan Seeger (1888-1916)
I would like to take this time to thank all of those who have visited my family including, my granny, Vera Griffis Westberry (who got me started on genealogy). Also many thanks to those who have visited my Anne Nichols and Adelaide Matthews Memorials. These were two wonderful ladies of the theatre who knew each other as friends and wrote plays together. I am fortunate to be related to Anne and to have known her and Adelaide through the eyes and memories of my friend, Janet. I am always looking for more information on Anne and Adelaide. If anyone has information please contact me or Janet (capecodder). After all, Anne's most popular quote was:
"Life's Greatest Handicap Is Being Contented!"
The following poem was found in my mother's (Hazel Westberry Paesano) belongings after she passed:
"The Time Is Now"
If you are ever going to love me,
Love me now while I can know
The sweet and tender feelings,
Which from true affection flow.
Love me now, while I am living...
Do not wait until I'm gone
And then have it chiseled in marble,
Sweet words on ice-cold stone.
If you have tender thoughts of me, please tell me now...
If you wait until I am sleeping, never to awaken,
There will be death between us and I won't hear you then.
So, if you love me , even a little bit,
Let me know while I am living so I can treasure it.
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|Richard Soash||Sowash family|
Could you do me a favor and let me know when you notice a Sowash birth, marriage or death in the paper so I can keep my records up to date?
Oooo....I really need to get on here more often!!! LOL, now, Not sure what all I did share about Silvius with you. But it appears either he or his sister had a child while in captivity. We think perhaps it was the sister, but that he assumed parentage of the child...considering the time. There was a lot of effort put into early texts that there was NO child, that it seems there was. A daughter for whom no parent other than Silvius is EVER mentioned is in our lineage:) My Mom and myself truly believe this is our native ancestor. Lil Granny ALWAYS loved to share how proud she was of her native link...but we have run into problems establishing who exactly it was! We think the mystery is solved :)
Added by Kage on Feb 19, 2015 2:45 PM
K...like on Granny Smiths (Sara Jane Smith) it lists her spouse, her siblings, some children....Did YOU add those? The names appear in blue and can clicked....
Added by Kage on Feb 19, 2015 2:28 PM
|Kage||Questions continued :)|
K....we set one up for her mother who passed away Tuesday of this week, we cannot, however, figure out how to add people to that page that are not deceased....such as siblings....spouse... is there any way to do that?
Added by Kage on Feb 19, 2015 2:05 PM
Golly you are on the ball!!!! Stay warm!!!!!
Added by Kage on Feb 19, 2015 1:54 PM
Actually, may she add you? If not just decline....had her add you too:)
Added by Kage on Feb 19, 2015 1:38 PM
Alright my Findagrave guru cousin wonderful person friend!!!!! Can you share how to upload names of individuals not yet deceased to a site? My Sister-in-Law is trying to set one up for her mother, but we cant figure out how 'you do the magic you do' :) Thanks again!!!!
Added by Kage on Feb 19, 2015 1:32 PM
|Richard Soash||Emma Blanche Sowash|
Do you know where Emma Blanche Sowash (b 1919- d 1919), daughter of John Rose and Emma (Whiteman) Sowash, is buried?
|Loyal Limb||RE: 13th TN|
That is so cool! I learned a lot about the 13th over the last several years. I think I've read everything ever written about them. I've taken pictures of many of their graves and I'm always excited when I see Civil War Veterans graves when I visit a new cemetery. I'm in a facebook group with people interested in the 13th Tennessee Cavalry. I assume the IOU's are from folks who owed Lieutenant Taylor money. For me it's that kind of information that bring the history alive. Thank you!
|Loyal Limb||RE: Taylors|
WOW! Which Regiment and what was his name. Many of the graves I've photographed are Union Civil War Veterans. It sounds like you have a valuable relic I like to know about.
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