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
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
She was born in Osage County, Missouri.
She married a farmer
left us when she was 31
on September 3rd, 1884.
love & love,


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. said...

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