Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Secrets of the Grave Stone

In the new flower bed 
of this Old House
 they found the lost forgotten in the 
cold, cold, ground,



To which was lost so long ago, 
To dig in the bed where they may lay, 
So sweet repose for many, years and  days,
at last released from the hidden grave, 



Remembering her old home, 
and how this was the site, 
where they laid their  
Daughter Dear here at Twilight, 

The Old Crone was sitting on the curb 
watching the Maiden dig her earthen place,





When the Maiden working 
in her flower bed 
  felt an eerie stare, and 
turned to see her sitting there, 
.............................
Cocking her head to the side,
 and gaze a pondering eye,,
She turned back to the flower bed,
and begin to question Why?

Is this A Neighbor?  
Or simply someone walking by?



Quickly turning around again, 
the Maiden went to speak to her.....,
To see that the Crone had
Magically Disappeared!, 

But how? Where? 
Within such an instant glance?, 
Gone so quickly down the
 Sidewalk long and far?

Back to her garden bed
 she dug the dirt and weeds,
When a sudden clunck 
hit the shovel blade.......

All along the row the blade hit 
the surface of the ground 
with this sound !!!!!

Tapping with the shovel
around the edge,
The Maiden found a ridge,
With the shovel she 
pried , tugged and slid, 
..........................
When up from the ground.......

A Slab of Stone !!,...... 
            Below this, another half downed !!!,
           Now complete, together, bound 


The Tombstone under
  this Flower Bed is found!!!!


Oh merciful departed!! 
What have I discovered !!
To find you here after all these years,
I shed tears for those near and dear,
.......................................
Perhaps the Crone sitting and 
watching me here?,

Anna Jane Willett, 1859

Safe and Guarded You will be,
in this New Flower Bed for All Eternity !! 

.............................................................

This is a TRUE story !!!
In this part of our town there are rumors,that, part of the old cemetery is in back of the houses in this neighborhood. When my friends bought this old house dating back to the 1850's, people in the area told them rumors of graves and stones around 
parts of the property's here, 
As they were working on the landscape in the front yard they did hit this sweet tombstone.
My friend saw an older woman sitting across the street, on a piece of cement from the sidewalk, watching her a couple days later after finding the tombstone. She turned away, and then quickly looked again and the woman was gone.
  
Such an intriguing yet sad discovery,

However a great part of history for our town

Happy All Saints Eve
Everyone!!!









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