Clotiele <I>Bennett</I> Abercrombie

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Clotiele Bennett Abercrombie

  • Birth 26 Jan 1928 Louisiana, USA
  • Death 16 Mar 1979 Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Mount Olive, Bienville Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 10648658

Father: S. F. Bennett
Mother: Maggie Adkins


THE RECORDING OF A CEMETERY

BY THELMA GREENE REAGAN


Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where other cried
For Loved Ones whose lives are stilled.

Today our hearts were touched
By graves of tiny babies;
Snatched from the arms of loving kin,
In the heartbreak of the ages.

Today we saw where the grandparents lay
In the last sleep of their time;
Lying under the trees and clouds -
Their beds kissed by the sun and wind.

Today we wondered about an unmarked spot;
Who lies beneath this hollowed ground?
Was it a babe, child, young or old?
No indication could be found.

Today we saw where Mom and Dad lay.
We had been here once before
On a day we'd all like to forget,
But will remember forever more.

Today we recorded for kith and kin
The graves of ancestors past;
To be preserved for generations hence,
A record we hope will last.

Cherish it, my friend; preserve it, my friend,
For stones sometimes crumble to dust
And generations of folks yet to come
Will be grateful for your trust.



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  • Created by: Shirley Burks Wells
  • Added: 21 Mar 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10648658
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Clotiele Bennett Abercrombie (26 Jan 1928–16 Mar 1979), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10648658, citing East Mount Olive Cemetery, Mount Olive, Bienville Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Shirley Burks Wells (contributor 46511681) .