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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Dirge for a Young Girl

Arlington Cemetery
Reno County, KS

I photographed this little marker on a previous visit because I love finding the zinc monuments on my cemetery walks. You can find other posts on White Bronze and zink by using the labels on this post.

I recently had an opportunity to visit the cemetery again and decided to use my glove as a reference of size.

When I find any stone with an epitaph I tried to find the source: Scripture, poem, song, etc.

This epitaph is from the poem "Dirge for a Young Girl" by James Thomas Fields. {source}

Underneath the sod, low lying,
 Dark and drear,
Sleepeth one who left, in dying,
 Sorrow here.
Yes, they 're ever bending o'er her,
 Eyes that weep;
Forms, that to the cold grave bore her,
 Vigils keep.
When the summer moon is shining
 Soft and fair,
Friends she loved in tears are twining
 Chaplets there.
Rest in peace, thou gentle spirit,
 Throned above;
Souls like thine with God inherit
 Life and love!

Frank Bick
Arlington Cemetery

Arlington Cemetery

 Arlington Cemetery

Arlington Cemetery

Friday, March 22, 2013

Social Media Changes

A while back I felt a social media overload and deleted my Google+ account. I couldn't find a way to make it work. I think I've figured out how I can now separate the two things I blog/do the most: genealogy/cemeteries and photography.

I officially launched my photography business this year after I spent last year preparing on the business side while stepping down, letting go and resigning from many things in order to make more time for fewer tasks, with big hopes of doing a better job on each. I still haven't decided if my Piney Woods & Prairie Winds genealogy blog will come out of hibernation or not.

So, with all of that said here is where I'm active these days:

  • Digital Cemetery Walk {you are here}
  • Eastside Cemetery: Blog for my "pay it forward" project, researching the oldest cemetery in our city.
  • Gale Wall: Blog where I share what doesn't fit anywhere else... recipe and misc photos.
  • Gale Wall Photography: My business - Blog, Facebook and G+ Page.

Many of you were in my G+ circles and had me in your circles. Please add me again. Thanks!

Digital Cemetery Walk, Gale Wall

Now, I think I've figured out my Google Reader dilemma. For now I've chosen Feedly for my PC and Android. It's on my iPad but I'll see if my Feeddler app continues to work.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Revolutionary Voices

Revolutionary Voices: A Last Muster Film

 I'm backing this Kickstarter project and hope you will take a moment to consider doing the same.

You can also find more information on the website