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Son of Joseph E Van Driesen and Gladys Barrable Van Driesen born in Honesdale, Pa. on Nov. 17, 1931. Married Alta Bonham from Honesdale on May 7, 1955 we both had careers with Bank of America. Left Honesdale in 1957 to raise a family in California. After retiring we both traveled in Europe, Africa, and China.|
Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and the date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who cares
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you."