Walking, I am listening to a deeper way. Suddenly all my ancestors are behind me. Be still, they say. Watch and listen. You are the result of the love of thousands. ~ Linda Hogan (1947-present) _________________________
"No love, no friendship, can cross the path of our destiny without leaving some mark on it forever." ~ Francois Mocuriac ___________________________
THE FORGOTTEN GRAVE
After a hundred years Nobody knows the place, -- Agony, that enacted there, Motionless as peace.
Weeds triumphant ranged, Strangers strolled and spelled At the lone orthography Of the elder dead. Winds of summer fields Recollect the way, -- Instinct picking up the key Dropped by memory. ~ Emily Dickinson ____________________________ by JOHN MASEFIELD (1878-1967) found after his death in a note left for his"Heirs, Administrators, and Assigns":
Let no religious rite be done or read In any place for me when I am dead, But burn my body into ash, and scatter The ash in secret into running water, Or on the windy down, and let none see; And then thank God that there's an end of me. _______________________________________
A COUNTRY BURIAL
Ample make this bed. Make this bed with awe; In it wait till judgment break Excellent and fair. Be its mattress straight, Be its pillow round; Let no sunrise' yellow noise Interrupt this ground ~ Emily Dickinson ________________________________________
"They say such nice things about people at their funerals that it makes me sad that I'm going to miss mine by just a few days." ~ Garrison Keillor
Thomas Dowdy Williams Hi Ruth,I've received emails from the gg grandson of Thomas Williams asking to please add Thomas Dowdy Williams memorial to William A Williams. Jim Alford Circuit Clerk of Desoto Co Fl. Thank you so much! Tania, I've sent it thru edits
Zappa edit Ruth, Thanks for the Zappa edit suggestion. I just happened to stumble onto the Zappa headstone while in the cemetery searching for ancestors so if you would like me to transfer them to you just let me know. I'd be happy to do so. Really enjoyed reading the quotes & poetry you have in your profile. John
Frances Marie Milford She is on the stone with Louis Wesley Milford so I left her linked as his spouse. I removed the link to James Milford until it is verified that she was also his spouse. Do you know the relationships?