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Subject: Re: May 8th Her kindly humor burnished the worlds gloom.............
Date: Fri, 13 May 2005 16:56:40 EDT






I figured out a new term, when it comes to driving in Massachusetts, " lane
drop". I, for the first time saw this sign on Sunday ?????? is that like no
shoulder? or maybe a low shoulder? A dip or ravine in the road ahead? Someone
dropped something in the lane? Or maybe your supposed to drop something at
this location?? No............it really means one of the two lanes on the
side of the road your driving disappears..............here, they have signs
that say "lane ends"...........no question about it. Also in New York State,
Ontario Prov. and Quebec Prov., they have "merge". Again, not a question to what
it means.
Thayer St./Brookside Cemetery was the fist burial ground for the day. And
who first greets me there but Almerin Cooley who died June 9, 1894, is Almerin
male or female?

Emma Kirkland Clark died July 3, 1853, and below...........
" No time for self except to rule with love
Her kindly humor burnished the worlds gloom
And lit a thousand hearts from one small room
The best in others is what she saw".
......Someone sprouting up over there................Its...............Alden
and Clara Sprout, Alden died Feb 16, 1870 and all the rest of the little
Sprouts were buried around him.
This cemetery also had lots of Stebbins.
I found Beulah G. Beals who died July 2, 1864 at age 31.
And now for who ever, that didn't contact me the last time that had the
unusual name of Sessions, I found another one...........William N. Sessions who
was born July 25, 1843 and his family buried around him.
Next came SW Stanislawa Polish Catholic cemetery, very neat cemetery, kind
of modern and couldn't read a thing, all in Polish..................
We left there after sitting watching a turkey walk in front of the car and
kind of feed in the grass along side the car. 13-15 pounder................no
stuffing...........no gravy...........
Next stop, Sunderland Cemetery, just across the river from Deerfield. This
was another very good one for markers and old stones.................
Mrs. Lucretia wife of Ephram Robinson died April 8, 1833 aged 48........and
below read..........
"Husband and children left behind
I bid you all adieu
Till we shall meet to find
Akindred always new".

And another odd name..........Mrs. Tryphosa C. Rowe died Oct 1, 1831 age 32.

Clarissa Stebbins died April 30, 1849.

Then another consort..................Mary consort of Mr. Benoni Graves died
Aug 22, 1808 age 60 ..........and below............
" All you advanced in years
Tho healthy and robust
Your tottering 'round the grave
And soon must turn to dust"
This was also a cold, gloomy, rainy day..............just wonderful for me
:) Sue stayed in the car reading.............
Dea Warner died Dec 8, 1829 age 74..............below..............
"Hark from on high, the Saviour calls
I come my Lord, my love
How sudden breaks the prison walls
Which speeds my last remove".
............they all don't rhyme to well.......................but what the
hell...........at least they don't smell........which is just as
well...........oooops.............LOL
Miss Polly Nims(another ancestor) died March 24, 1829 age 31
I liked the spelling on this next one...............Thomas Hovey dye on
March 30th 1727

And then............In memory of Mrs. Phebe wife of Israel Russel who died
June 9th, 1815
In her 52nd year
Also in memory of Mrs. Eunice his 1st wife died Nov 24th, 1786 in her 32nd
year. Her grave is lost......................(well, least he didn't forget
her).....................
Lots and lots of those neat old stone carvers wonders in this cemetery, the
faces with wings, great art work.
Next we headed to Amherst, pronounced Amerst, I gots
corrected...............LOL
West Cemetery on Triangle Road, Amherst, this place is nearly surrounded by
the University of Massachusetts and lots of vandalism here and also the first
one encountered like this in the state.
Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Nancy wife of Gideon Stetson Esq. who died Feb
4, 1820 in the 56th year of her age.............and below..............
"My flesh shall slumber in the ground
Till the last trumpets joyfully sound
Then burst the chains with sweet surprise
And in my saviour my image rise".
Next.......... Mrs. Charlotte Cook died 29 July 1812 age 22......and
below...........
"Mortals attend, for you must die
And sleep in dust as well as I
Repent in time, your souls to save
Theres no repentance in the grave".
Then I stood there staring and really not believing how common, unmarked,
and no explanation what so ever...................not a flower on or near the
grave.....................
Emily Dickinson born Dec 10, 1830
Called back
May 15, 1886
Yes, the above is thee Emily Dickinson, poet, with a most unimpressive grave
as common as most, buried along side her was a sibling and the other side,
her parents. If you didn't know the name, you wouldn't have looked twice. I
knew she was buried in Amherst, but didn't know where, so hit the right burial
ground first. Sue even came over to look at her grave in the rain. I wished I
had had a flower, don't think by the looks of things she had one for many
years...........but, I found a small stone and balanced it on top of her thin
stone as a calling card, as the Jewish do................good find.
The next name I found was even more impressive then
Emily..................Benjamin Franklin.........no, not thee Benjamin.......Benjamin Franklin of Co.
F of the 37th Massachusetts, Civil War veteran, born Oct 6, 1842 and died
Jan 1, 1936.
Next was Miss Nancy Ingram died 28 Sept 1816 age
23...........below...........
" Suddenly death threw forth its dart
The fatal arrow pierced my heart
When health and vigor crownd my day
As my soul was snatched away".
Lots of great verses in this cemetery.....................
Mr. David Cowls Jr. died 23 May 1814 age 40.............and below
reads..................
"Some weeping friend may drop a tear
On these dry bones and say
They were once as strong as mine appear
And mine must be as they".

In memory of Mr. Robert Wiliamson who departed this life Aug 1, 1803 in the
20th year of his age and below..............
"Around thy dust shall joys immortal bloom
And smiling angels guard thy silent tomb".
That kind of did it for the day, we did quickly visit two more on the way
out of town but they were recent burials and nothing uncommon at these to
report about.
Covered lots of ground this day.........................and did I ever tell
'ya, Sue reads a lot.........LOL

Best
Bill










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