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THE RECORDING OF A CEMETERY

By Thelma Greene Reagan

 

Today we walked where others walked

On a lonely, windswept hill.

Today we talked where others 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 hallowed 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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Mower County Cemetery Information

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Pilot Grove Cemetery Racine Township

Mower County, Minnesota

 

8 Interments:

Last

First Middle Maiden

Birth

Death

Buck

Frank

6 Sep 1865

29 Jul 1868

Churchill

Isaiah Ezekial

1834

22 Aug 1873

Crane

Eloise M. Edwards

1850

18 Dec 1874

Edwards

Charles

16 Oct 1855

23 Jul 1867

Edwards

Myra E.

21 Nov 1856

21 Sep 1867

Harper

Cynthia M.

22 Oct 1848

13 Jan 1859

Ripley

Mary

1863

11 Jan 1868

Robinson

Ebby

13 Sep 1859

29 Sep 1866

 

NOTE: This cemetery is often confused with "Pilot Mound" cemetery in Fillmore county.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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