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Emerging Woman

I Corinthians 15:51-52 MOTHER, WIFE, ARTIST, AND SCIENTIST SUSAN CERVENY COLBERT JULY 27, 1947 – JANUARY 4, 1992 Marking the grave of Susan Colbert in St. Paul’s Rock Creek Cemetery in Washington, D.C., is a 6-foot bronze statue, sitting on … Continue reading

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Lost Hero

IN MEMORY COURY 1st. LT. PETER E. COURY BORN DEC. 28, 1914 SONORA ARIZONA LOST JUNE 1, 1945 OSAKA JAPAN Standing tall in the St. Francis Cemetery in Phoenix, Arizona, is the marble cenotaph memorializing the life and service of … Continue reading

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Broken

OUR MOTHER SARAH A. MILLER Born July 3, 1825. Died July 26, 1892. The rounded-top white marble tablet in the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery, in Lexington, Virginia, of Sarah A. Miller has turned gray as it has weathered.  The bas-relief … Continue reading

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Undaunted by Failure

  LEON L. BEAN Oct. 13, 1872 Feb. 5, 1967 BERTHA D. PORTER WIFE OF LEON L. BEAN 1865 — 1939 A few years ago I had a business trip to Freeport, Maine, the home and headquarters of the L. … Continue reading

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The Persistent Myth of Mother Goose

Old Mother Goose, When she wanted to wander, Would ride through the air On a very fine gander. Jack rode to his mother, The news for to tell; She called him a good boy And said it was well. Then … Continue reading

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Cherubim

Cherubim are one of nine orders or choirs of angels which are organized into three spheres, with three choirs in each sphere.  According to Christian tradition, the first sphere, which is made up of the Seraphim, Cherubim, and the Thrones, … Continue reading

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The Chalice and the Host

Dominus spes mea. Zum Andenken an REV. PETER TARRILLION. Pfarrer von Fredericksburg. Geb. Zu Edlinger. Lothringen 1821. Zum Priestergeweitht in Calveston 1855. GEST. MAERZ 25, 19oo. R.I. P. The white marble gravestone of Reverend Peter Tarrillion in the St. Joseph … Continue reading

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