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 MNGenWeb Project
Mower County Cemetery Information
Tombstones Found in Austin Yard
Last Spring (2006) several old tombstones were found in a yard in Austin, Minnesota. They present a great mystery! Below is a newspaper article regarding the stones, and below that are photos of the stones.
If anyone can shed light on any of these individuals, please contact the Mower County GenWeb coordinators.
Photos taken by Michelle Lane; submitted to Mower GenWeb by Kathy Pike
©2006 Kermit Kittleson for MnGenWeb
Posted Sept 24, 2006
Updated Oct. 2, 2006
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