Am just taking all this in. So glad to see these photos. I was supposed to be there with these great people and the pics make me feel that I was there afterall. Eric, Colleen and Mike, you have no idea how sorry I am that I missed meeting you but I will be out there in June "come hell or high water," as we say.
What an interesting excursion. Am much taken by the stained glass - and the touch of the lily. Thanks Colleen for your nice email which I have just read and for sharing your day here. Thanks too to Mike and Eric for remembering me. I can't wait for a reprise of this trip when I finally make it out there.
PS) I had not known till now that Daisy Minahan died so young. How sad. But what pretty flowers our friends have given her.
My first attempt at grave stone hunting.. Here is how the day started. This was THE first stone I come across, as we were attempting to find Titanic Johnson. She was about 2 rows up, and 3 or 4 stones over from them.(Thanks Eric!)
Thanks for the stained glass photo- it is very appropriate-the texts found in several books in the New Testament telling of the 3 Marys arriving Easter morn at the tomb, and the angel saying "Why do you seek Him here?- He is risen." A wonderful thought to the Clark family.
Shelley. I understand now the significance of the window and why it is an apropriate choice. Since Walter Clark's body was never recovered, I would imagine that this verse may have been a source of comfort to the family in their time of grief.
Colleen "The Lily smelled so wonderful - Eric always carries one" I'm sure there just has to be a connection there. Last time I saw Eric, he suggested I should carry one too to disguise the smell! Seriously, glad you all had a good time & only sorry that I was unable to join you. As some of you know, I'm like a pig after truffles when it comes to a good cemetery hunt!
Thanks once again for the complimentary
thoughts. I would like to congratulate
publicly our own Mr Whitfield on his recent
elevation to grandparenthood. He is already
a terrific friend and brother and it is not
hard to imagine what a wonderful grandpa
he already is. That is, with Alma's guidance!
Colleen got so excited about finding Rose's grave that she forgot the real reason we went to Rose Hills Cemetery -- to visit the gravesite of "Titanic" Johnson, originally named Johan Corvin Svensson. As you know Rose Hills is a huge cemetery. To get to Johnson's site, you go through Gate 17.
His is the only gravemarker that we visited this trip that mentions the Titanic. On our next excurion one of the graves we'll see is that of Edwina Troutt (McKenzie), and hers also references Titanic.