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Wiregrasswalker (#46887942)
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Bio Photo "Life's Greatest Handicap is Being Contented."
-Anne Nichols
"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...

-Robert Westberry

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 mother Hazel Eileen Westberry Paesano and 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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Messages left for Wiregrasswalker (161)[Leave Message]
Tina Brantley
RE: William Carter
Hi, I will be happy to do it. Although it might be a couple of days as it has been raining a lot here. As much as it is over grown I would like to wait till it is dry. That way I can clean off before I take the picture. Have a great day!!!

Added by Tina Brantley on Nov 10, 2015 4:30 AM
Tina Brantley
RE: William Carter
Hi, Again. I have talked to a few people. They all believe William Carter is buried by his wife. There is a Concrete Slab beside her but with no name on it. They do not believe it is someone else. As it is to close to hers. If you would like I could take a picture.

Added by Tina Brantley on Nov 09, 2015 10:59 AM
Amanda Bozzarelli
RE: Lucien Goodlin
You're welcome. I'm sorry I couldn't be of more help. If I ever do come across it, or more info regarding the plot is posted, and assuming no one else already fulfills it, I will certainly upload it.
Added by Amanda Bozzarelli on Oct 24, 2015 5:01 PM
Jennifer Neilson
RE: Joan Humphries
I admit its a first for me too! When I called the cemetery office about the meet up that is what I was told! We are still going as the cemetery is only 55% photographed and we will take the risk for those that may be searching! Definitely odd for sure! I will keep the list with me in case we come across it in our venture tomorrow!
All the Best!
Added by Jennifer Neilson on Oct 16, 2015 4:18 PM
Jennifer Neilson
Joan Humphries Request
I just wanted to let you know that the cemetery office will not allow photo volunteers to photograph markers, even for family members. If you would either call and get the plot info and update the request we can then fill it tomorrow when we are there for the Meet up. Or the office said they are willing to photograph markers for Family as well! Whichever you prefer! Hope this info is helpful! I will check the requests again before heading out to the cemetery tomorrow morning for the meetup!

Have a great day!

Jenn Neilson
Photo Volunteer
Added by Jennifer Neilson on Oct 16, 2015 3:20 PM
Graveyard Walker
RE: Forgotten Heroes
My sympathies for your loss. I am so glad that I was able to be a part of the reunion.
Added by Graveyard Walker on Oct 14, 2015 9:09 PM
Graveyard Walker
Forgotten Heroes
Just thought I would let you know that we will again be having a group memorial/funeral service for our veterans on Tuesday in Santa Fe. This time we are bringing 28 veterans to their final resting place. This is our fifth year. The program is strong and serving our veterans exactly as it was intended...honoring our "Forgotten Heroes".
Added by Graveyard Walker on Oct 12, 2015 12:07 AM
Tina Brantley
RE: William Carter
Hi, There is a grave next to her. It has a Concrete slab but is not marked that I could see. Of course it is in desperate need of cleaning and fixing markers. I do believe William is buried next to her. I will try to look today again or tomorrow and send you a picture of it. As I can walk there, I can see it from my front porch. I would clean it myself but it is a Hugh area lots of limbs down and leaves covering a lot. I will also call around and see if there is any records as to who was buried there. And if they have a grid on where they are buried.
Added by Tina Brantley on Oct 01, 2015 4:34 AM
Gail Williams
RE: email
I still can't find it... put stuff up so good, that I can't remember where I put it is my Email just incase All here is good both of my sons are getting married in 2016, so it's going to be a busy new year.take care Gail
Added by Gail Williams on Sep 13, 2015 9:04 PM
Gail Williams
Hey Cuz
Been thinking about you, hope your ok. All here is good, I lost your e-mail could you e-mail it to me please? Also I can't find the picture of Henry L.Westberry with his two boys and the baby. Hope to hear from you soon.
Added by Gail Williams on Sep 11, 2015 9:54 AM
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