Wednesday, February 15, 2006

The Weathered Stone

Weathered gravestone in yard of Bruton's Parish. Williamsburg, Virginia.
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"If we work upon marble it will perish. If we work upon brass time will efface it. If we rear temples they will crumble to dust.
But if we work upon men's immortal minds, if we imbue them with high principles, with the just fear of God and love of their fellow men, we engrave on those tablets something which no time can efface, and which will brighten and brighten to all eternity." ~ Daniel Webster, Speech in Faneuil Hall
A somber weathered gravestone in Bruton's Parish graveyard tells the story of a young child lost and the grief of surviving parents. The date: 1705. Many of the markers are hard to read, the letters worn by the wind and rain. Each tells the story of a love lost.

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