Elizabeth Leah <I>Leetch</I> Bridges

Elizabeth Leah Leetch Bridges

Stafford, Stafford County, Virginia, USA
Death 8 Jul 1888 (aged 88)
Franklin County, Missouri, USA
Burial Franklin County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 74386589 · View Source
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"Dear Ancestor"

Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.

It reaches out to all who care
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.
Author: Unknown

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  • Maintained by: Beverly Mahanay~Short
  • Originally Created by: Dennis Hellebusch
  • Added: 3 Aug 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 74386589
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Leah Leetch Bridges (12 Mar 1800–8 Jul 1888), Find a Grave Memorial no. 74386589, citing Bridges Family Cemetery, Franklin County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Beverly Mahanay~Short (contributor 47149599) .