A Recovered Journal Memory, 2002

Tonight while awaiting the new year (oh dear, it’s already here!), I came across a visit I made with my middle daughter to the burial place of a distant family line.  It was a sunny day and ours was a genealogical mission. We found the family enclosure on church grounds and read several epitaphs:  “Father in thy gracious keeping leave we now thy servant sleeping”; “She had departed but has left with us a happy memory of her many virtues”; “Lord at thy side let my place and portion be. I would in thy peace abide for thou lovest me.”

As we were returning to our van, we were drawn to another enclosure whose entrance was  an arbor shaded by a tree from which ornaments and wind chimes dangled. The site included a garden bench. Several stuffed toys lay atop the small grave which bore the marker “Jon Benet Patricia Ramsey.”

 

About Nan Mykel

At 79, I was just about to stop keeping a journal, but that felt like accepting that growth was finished. I don't want to be finished, yet! I'm 80 now, and struggling to communicate with you, if you'll come and set awhile. P.S. My how time flies! I'm 83 now.
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3 Responses to A Recovered Journal Memory, 2002

  1. Had to look her up. What an awful story!

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  2. lynn__ says:

    I remember Jon Benet Ramsey’s case…I’m not sure if her murder was ever solved?

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