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"Life's Greatest Handicap is Being Contented."|
"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...
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 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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|William Kazupski||RE: Elizabeth Duffy|
As always, you're most welcome!
|Marvin & Samme Templin||RE: William John Duffy #76388626|
You can submit the correction through the SAC system that way all we have to do is approve the change, less work on all.
|Donald Hagstrom||RE: Richard Arthur Duffy #132272280|
I have just linked Richard to his parents as you requested. His wife, Wenonah Ford (#132272049) was my grandmother's older sister. My dad always referred to her as Aunt Winnie. I see you mentioned Dennis Duffy on Michael Duffy's Find-A-Grave page. I'm pretty sure that's my 2nd cousin. I haven't heard from him since his wife passed away. Dennis is a grandson of Wenonah and Richard.
Would like to ask your permission to use your photos of the Sullivan's at Joshua Creek Cemetery showing you the contributor. I am doing a booklet on the people buried at Joshua Creek, once done it will be given to the Desoto County Historical for display.
I would like to know where you got the information on James H. Nicholas and if there could be any photos. Could you email me at firstname.lastname@example.org? I would really appreciate it.
|R L Snyder||RE: Conley Sullivan|
Conley was brother to my Grandfather Morgan Sullivan.
I remember his laugh, it would literally fill a room. My Mother sure loved her Uncle Conly & Aunt Cleo.
|R L Snyder||Thank You !|
Thank you for linking my GtUncle Conley Sullivan to his parents. I remember visiting with him & Aunt Cleo. The photo oh him in the cab is very familiar to me also.
|Richard Soash||Sowash family|
Could you do me a favor and let me know when you notice a Sowash birth, marriage or death in the paper so I can keep my records up to date?
Oooo....I really need to get on here more often!!! LOL, now, Not sure what all I did share about Silvius with you. But it appears either he or his sister had a child while in captivity. We think perhaps it was the sister, but that he assumed parentage of the child...considering the time. There was a lot of effort put into early texts that there was NO child, that it seems there was. A daughter for whom no parent other than Silvius is EVER mentioned is in our lineage:) My Mom and myself truly believe this is our native ancestor. Lil Granny ALWAYS loved to share how proud she was of her native link...but we have run into problems establishing who exactly it was! We think the mystery is solved :)
Added by Kage on Feb 19, 2015 2:45 PM
K...like on Granny Smiths (Sara Jane Smith) it lists her spouse, her siblings, some children....Did YOU add those? The names appear in blue and can clicked....
Added by Kage on Feb 19, 2015 2:28 PM
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