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Oakwood Cemetery

“Round the corner there may wait a new road or a secret gate.”

– Tolkien

What you are looking at is the original entrance on the western side of Oakwood Cemetery in Syracuse, NY.   462 more words

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Assumption Cemetery

“I will lift up my eyes to the hills from whence comes my help.”

– Psalm 121:1

I often find myself going back to certain statues over and over again.  165 more words

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Forest Hill Cemetery

“Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, or what’s a heaven for?”

– Robert Browning

When I first saw this monument, I was driving uphill toward another part of the cemetery.   258 more words

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EARLY YEARS PART 2 - THE RESTLESS AMBITION OF THE NIEMANN FAMILY

contents ©2016 by Harold Pfohl

Early Years Part 2 – Niemann Family– Marriage, Death, Civil War, Land in Northern Wisconsin and Finally to Missouri but with Joachim and Marie Separating… 2,261 more words

Journey

The Murder of Little Emily

A few years ago while researching extended family members, I was told the sad story of Emily Mary Jarvis.

Known as ‘Little Emily’ to her family and named after her mother Emily Rainsdon, she was born in Bursledon in 1911 and was the youngest of three. 408 more words

Singing in Thorverton

It’s been a while since I posted, so I thought I’d do something on another of my great interests, singing.  Especially when it consists of singing with a group of others (the fewer the better, for my liking), and when the music was written in the renaissance or baroque periods. 360 more words

Travel

Rolled round in earth's diurnal course

Am I alone in thinking that God only pokes His head out when the congregation goes away? Or maybe I mean that He is there all the time, quietly, but you’re more likely to find him if you go between services, when hymns… 921 more words

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