Mailing List:2009-04-28 07, Re: Poem - Author Unknown, by Janice Whitaker

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From: "Jan Whitaker" <js56jw57 -at-> Subject: Re: [WHITNEY] Poem - Author Unknown Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2009 15:36:02 -0400 References: <47F5CD01F03247B9956E60EEB49204F3@tracyPC> Dear Larry, Thanks for that touching poem. This week I received a transcription of a letter from a distant cousin. It described a visit a young man made to my GGgrandmother, Nancy Whitney Eastman in North Conway NH in 1872. She " came alive" as I read that she was a "merry person" and that her son George( my father's maternal grandfather) was six feet tall and handsome.! What a gift! I haven't written in some time, but know that I did tell you that I had serious vision problems. My Left eye is 20/200 with some peripheral vision but clouded by a cataract that cannot be moved...doing so would allow the retina to detach further. After 4.5 years with my right eye(named "the miracle eye") it has developed a hole in the macula and my sight seems to be deteriorating. Tomorrow I see my Retinal Specialist with a long list of questions. Frankly I feel like I am "between a rock and a hard Place", as I feel in need of help adjusting already but the state won't intervene until I am Legally blind in both eyes. I may have Jim take me to the Perkins Institute in Belmont,as they promise help if one only has "low vision". After this appt. tomorrow, I will know more and I may call you for advice about computer software, for example. I if that is okay with you, then please send me your number and tell me what time of day is most convenient for you. Hoping this finds you well... Best regards, Jan Whitaker ----- Original Message ----- From: "Larry" <tracy -at-> To: "Whitney Research Group" <whitney-l -at-> Sent: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 2:56 PM Subject: [WHITNEY] Poem - Author Unknown > "Dear Ancestor" > > Your tombstone stands among the rest; > > Neglected and alone. > > The name and date are chiseled out > > On polished, marbled stone. > > It reaches out to all who care > > It is too late to mourn. > > You did not know that I exist > > You died and I was born. > > Yet each of us are cells of you > > In flesh, in blood, in bone. > > Our blood contracts and beats a pulse > > Entirely not our own. > > Dear Ancestor, the place you filled > > One hundred years ago > > Spreads out among the ones you left > > Who would have loved you so. > > I wonder if you lived and loved, > > I wonder if you knew > > That someday I would find this spot, > > And come to visit you. > > -Author Unknown > > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to > WHITNEY-request -at- with the word 'unsubscribe' without the > quotes in the subject and the body of the message

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