Clean graves in perspective
Sun Nov 5 13:38:13 EST 1995
At 7:53 AM 11/4/95, DeniseTapp wrote:
>The point is that if no one remembers you, you have not lived. So, if any
>of you venture into graveyards, in search of the final resting places of
>your heroes, take a moment to pull the weeds from the markers and clean
>them up a bit. Dust off the trash. And, if you're really interested,
>take some paper and chalk and do a rubbing of the stone.
>That's how I remember and celebrate the life of my friend Furry. Well, it
>works for me.
Yes, yes, yes!!! On my recent trip to Memphis (where I missed Denise!)
Cynthia and I eventually found Furry's gravesite nestled in a wonderful
cemetary just like Denise describes in her post. It took some looking
around - and int he process we looked at many wonderful tributes and alters
to the deceased - but the point of the story is that these graves (which
are not kept up on a regular basis) need folks to just pay them a little
attention. We pulled weeds from Furry's gravesite as well as many others.
As Dana mentioned, it is out of respect for the people we walked before and
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