Monday, October 31, 2016

While others looked for wildfolwers . . .

Classmates walked together towards the wildflower garden at the base of a hill
I decided to look for wonders
around the bend
in a lovely, secluded spot
I found a lone headstone.
I focused on the heading and could not find proper information
(if you click on the photo - you'll be able to read the stone)
asking for help
(Rangers are excellent people)
The entire family plot was moved from the nature reserve
BUT
Mary Isabelle was not found for several decades.
I wonder if she loved this land?
It's a beautiful place
 
Up the walkway from the wildflower garden
protected by trees
and kind park rangers
Mary Isabelle Davis
rests.
 
She was born in Osage County, Missouri.
She married a farmer
left us when she was 31
on September 3rd, 1884.
 
love & love,
-g-
 
 



6 comments:

Tom said...

a discovery that I would like to make

Cloudia said...

You well honor her <3

TexWisGirl said...

a piece of history...

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

We are still hunting for my great grandparents, who were moved when a road was put in. Somehow, the state records were lost. Glad the rangers know the history of this stone!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

The joy and fun of wandering for wonders. That's a wonderful wonder you came across.

"e"BethEdwards"e" said...

i have always enjoyed old cemeteries -- such history. ( ;