"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 (Wiregrasswalker)
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.
find a grave # 88979931 You have Herschel Carroll Thornton in the Piney Grove Cemetery in Wayne Co., GA, He is in the Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church cemetery in Appling Co.. He is with his wife under a different number.
Nanette Ann (Grand) Prevost Hello, I am intrigued to find on the internet the mourning ring for Anne Marguerite (Grand) Prevost (1742-1809). She was my gggggrandmother! I also note that it was auctioned in 2014 and was on ebay in January this year and has presumably been sold. Can you throw any light on its history, as you have put it on her Find-a-Grave site. Hope you can help. Sir Christopher Prevost, Bt.
RE: Lucie Johns Hey, Google "Bertha Johns" and look in Images. She, and even Lucie may be in one of those pictures, if the dates match up...... I'll keep watching & will let you know if I find anything definite. Trish
RE: Lucie Johns I'm sorry, I don't have a picture of her. But, I sure will help look for one. Maybe we can locate one thru one of her siblings. Also, we may can find a picture of her while she was married to Leggett or Johns. I don't think she had children with Johns...as far as I know. I will keep you in mind, and let you know if I find something! Thanks for the transfer! Patricia Maxwell
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!!!
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.
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.
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! Jenn