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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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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
Donna Maines
Albert Paesano
I have an article with a military photo regarding Albert Paesano that was found in my great-uncle's memory books after he passed this year. I would like to post it to his Find A Grave memorial page, but there are too many photos already. Would you like to see the article to see if you want to add it ? Donna Kundick Maines
Added by Donna Maines on Sep 03, 2015 11:56 AM
Amber Lee
RE: Ritch
I added a very recent picture to her memorial for you. It still looks good for the way the rest of it looks!
Added by Amber Lee on Aug 02, 2015 11:08 AM
Amber Lee
RE: Ritch Cemetery
I just took and uploaded every pic of every stone i could find at ritch some had to go under unknown, it is sadly in very bad disrepair!
Added by Amber Lee on Jul 31, 2015 1:45 AM
Amber Lee
RE: Griffis
I have been working my way towards Big Creek! I have been to Ritch and Milkin and did those and another one I cant remember the name right off but I love diggin up dead ppl as my kids call it lol.. and I sure will tell them Bob said Hey!
Added by Amber Lee on Jul 30, 2015 7:53 PM
Amber Lee
No sorry I married into the Lees from WV I have been trying to see if there is a connection but so far I have not found one!
Added by Amber Lee on Jul 30, 2015 7:50 PM
Andy Swinnen
Dominic Ceresa
Hello, I am so sorry, just recently saw your message to me about transferring his memorial to you.
It's done and thank you, Andy
Added by Andy Swinnen on Jul 30, 2015 1:36 AM
Amber Lee
RE: Griffis
HI and thank you for the infomation!!! I just moved back here form WV where I lived for the last 20 years lol. I will try to get in touch with her as soon as I can!
Added by Amber Lee on Jul 29, 2015 9:49 PM
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