Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Remember: Martha Young

The Remembrance Series: When I walk among old graves, I think about our voices struggling to endure. Someday not even stone will protect us from being forgotten. Yet, we can give these voices a little more life in a way they never could have imagined.

So please take a moment with me to remember...

wife of
NOVEMBER 1, 1818
MAY 26, 1907

I have fought the good fight, I have finished
my course, I have kept the faith. 2nd Tim. 4.7

I salute you, Martha, for having the strength to live a life of no regrets.

Hephzibah Baptist Church, Chester County, Pennsylvania


JLB said...

That one is beautiful Jason, thank you for sharing. You know, reading your blog is starting to put me on the lookout for cemetaries? It's funny how we can drive past them every day, and never stop in for a look around.

Jaye Wells said...

So glad to see one of these again. I love that inscription on her tombstone. Good advice.

Anonymous said...

And I salute you for enduring with your own inscriptions on the web.

kate said...

you really do inspire me jason.

Anonymous said...

I too never pass a cemetery with
the same disregard.
lovely photos Jason, they'd make a great book
now I shall read the before posts I've missed.

Anonymous said...

With such a unique passion, you really should write a book about this, Jason. :-)

Anonymous said...

It is through the memory of others that we live on ... that is why we do family history

Thanks for the beautiful picture. I'm sure one of these days I'll open your blog and see the marker of one of my ancestors staring back at me!

Anonymous said...

Jason what a beautiful picture. I too love to walk in graveyards. The saying on the stone is a moving one and I know it well.
It is very inspiring.


Anonymous said...

JLB, cemeteries are well worth the stop, I assure you. So many stories....

Jaye, thanks for taking the walk with me.

Mermaid, they made me convert to Blogger Beta and you got turned anonymous. Sorry about that. Thank you for the kind words, my friend.

Kate, thank you for saying so. :)

Sorry everyone! The new blogger conversion did strange things to your comments. I remember most of who is who, but I'll just say thank you! Hopefully, your comments will be straight from here on out.