Friday, November 2, 2007

All Souls' Day

November 2 is All Souls' Day, or Commemoration of all Faithful Departed. I thought it would be interesting to investigate some tombstones and see how some of those gone before us have been remembered. Here are a few of my findings:

This Empty Urn is
Sacred to the Memory
of John Revere
Who Died Abroad
in Finistere:
If He Had Lived
He Would Have Been
Buried Here.

She lived with her husband for 50 years
And died in the confident hope of a better life.

Here lies
Ezekiel Aikle
Age 102
The Good
Die Young.

I take this opportunity to exercise my priestly duty, which is, among other things, to encourage you to get your house in order and make a Will. If you do that, your heirs will rise up and call you blessed.

In peace,
The Rev. Linda McCloud, Pastor
The Episcopal Church of Our Savior at Honey Creek
Photo: Angel statue in cemetery at
Christ Church Frederica, St. Simons Island

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