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I am a Blue Star Mother

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Insist on yourself; never imitate.

Your own gift you can present

every moment

with the cumulative force

of a whole life’s cultivation;

but of the adopted talent of another

you have only an extemporaneous

half possession.

That which each can do best,

none but his Maker can teach him.

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In The Market, As It Were

 

 

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A Pistol With One Shot

Ecstatically shooting everything in sight using my beloved Nikon D3100 with AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6G VR kit lens and AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 G prime lens.

Also capturing outrageous beauty left and right with my Nikon D7000 blissfully married to my Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D AF prime glass. Don't be jeal.

And then there was the Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f:3.5-5.6G ED VR II zoom. We're done here.

Dying Is A Day Worth Living For

I am a taphophile

Word. Photo Jennifer Weber 2010

Great things are happening at

Find A Grave

If you don't believe me, click the pics.

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Dying is a wild night

and a new road.

Emily Dickinson

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REMEMBRANCE

When I am gone

Please remember me

 As a heartfelt laugh,

 As a tenderness.

 Hold fast to the image of me

When my soul was on fire,

The light of love shining

Through my eyes.

Remember me when I was singing

And seemed to know my way.

Remember always

When we were together

And time stood still.

Remember most not what I did,

Or who I was;

Oh please remember me

For what I always desired to be:

A smile on the face of God.

David Robert Brooks
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 Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.

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You Want To Find This
The Promise Of Redemption

Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;

But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.

But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:

In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.

For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;

Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;

Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.

For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.

So then death worketh in us, but life in you.

We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I BELIEVED, AND THEREFORE HAVE I SPOKEN; we also believe, and therefore speak;

Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.

For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.

For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.

For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;

While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

II Corinthians 4

Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom and then lost it, have never known it again.

~ Ronald Reagan

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Mar192019

Poetry. Prose. Poes.

I promised to tell you what I did for my birthday -- after the first wave of parties, on which I've already reported.

Well here you go: TG took me to Baltimore, to visit the grave of Edgar Allan Poe.

That's me (the first picture -- not the second) on the afternoon of my birthday, paying my respects to the author of The Raven.

It may not seem like much to you, but to me it was a big deal.

I mean, consider that my car -- a black Cadillac -- is nicknamed The Raven. Its license plate is NVRMORE. And there's a stuffed raven in the back window. Which shall be lifted nevermore!

(Although, said raven was lifted out so as to receive a sprucing up via spray-painting before we left South Carolina bound for Virginia and Maryland.)

(He'd faded in the South Carolina sun. Yes; TG taped over his eyes and beak so as to leave them shiny.)

And so it was that, on the day before my birthday, we set out for Richmond, Virginia.

There's a historic cemetery in Richmond that I'd wanted to visit for many years. Three presidents are buried there. I'll tell you about that on another day, and show you many pictures.

On my birthday we had a leisurely morning and then continued on to Baltimore, arriving there at around four in the afternoon.

We went straight to Poe's grave, even before checking in to our hotel.

TG let me out at the curb because traffic was heavy, and went to find a parking spot, which took longer than either of us would have liked.

It was extremely cold and windy. I was not dressed warmly enough so, after spending about fifteen minutes with EAP, I began walking quickly around, taking pictures.

The Gothic Revival Westminster Hall was once a Presbyterian church; now the building is used only for secular purposes. The Burying Ground, which surrounds it, is meticulously maintained.

There are some late eighteenth-century graves as well as many from the early part of the nineteenth century. 

The graves wrap all the way around the church and even continue in a crawl space under a breezeway, where I was bent nearly double in order to take a few pictures. For you!

Not to worry; it was well-lit because it goes all the way through to the front of the church.

Where there are yet more graves.

Edgar Allan Poe's grave and monument is situated directly inside an ornate black wrought iron gate, just a few feet from the corner of Fayette and Greene Streets in downtown Baltimore.

He is flanked by his mother-in-law, Maria Poe Clemm (who was also his aunt) and his wife, Virginia Clemm Poe (who was also his cousin). Their epitaphs appear on the sides of his monument.

They're three Poes in a pod. 

Edgar Allan Poe died at the age of forty, in October of 1849. Virginia predeceased him in January of 1847, at the age of twenty-four. She died of tuberculosis; the exact cause of Poe's demise remains a mystery.

Less than a week after Poe collapsed on Lombard Street in Baltimore and was taken to the Washington Medical College, where he died after four days of fever and delirium, he was placed in an unmarked grave in the rear of Westminster Presbyterian Church, about a hundred yards from where he is now interred.

He lay in that grave from 1849 until 1875, when concerned citizens who had labored for twelve years to raise the money for a new and better resting place and a monument befitting his stature, moved Poe to the front of the burying ground. 

On Poe's otherwise flawless monument, the wrong date is given for his birth -- it's January 19, 1809, but is listed as January 20.

Later, a proper stone was placed on a plot that purports to be Poe's original burial site. It lists the date when he was placed in that grave two days after his death, until the date his remains were moved to his new seat on the front row.

Also in the cemetery are many of Poe's relatives other than his mother-in-law and wife, including his brother, William Henry Leonard Poe (also a writer), and his grandfather, David Poe, Sr.

What a treat it was to spend an hour among them, and others whose lives are commemorated there.

There's lots more to tell about our trip, but I'll save it for another day.

And that is all for now.

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Reader Comments (10)

This is incredible! There is something awe inspiring about walking through these old cemeteries, and seeing the stones, cracked and tilted but beautiful in their own way.
Poe's stone is a beauty, but isn't it crazy that they got that date wrong?
I greatly enjoyed wandering here with you. Thanks for the effort you put forth in taking these photos for us!
And thanks to TG for taking you on a getaway that was perfect for you!

March 19, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMari

@Mari ... it was truly unforgettable! xoxo

March 19, 2019 | Registered CommenterJennifer

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Edgar Allen Poe. When I was a teenager I could recite The Raven by heart..haven't tried it in years but just did the first couple of verses. Oh- his writings, too!!!

That is fascinating about his death and burial. I didn't know he had been interred and then dug up and moved to another gravesite. That is really interesting..

Have a wonderful night- xo Diana

March 19, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterNanaDiana

Oh my goodness...that poor J.B. Headstone...so sad...no grass, no flowers...🥺
Love all the photos Miss Jenny!! You’re so pretty!!♥️
Hughugs

March 20, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterDonna (Texas)

We lived in Bel Air and had a school in Perry Hall for a few years. We spent many weekends at Inner Harbor. It is a cool place.
But, you, my lady, are beautiful!! I love your glasses and your outfit. You look very cool in that cool place. (literally)

March 20, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl

What atmospheric photos. I'm not sure I'd feel safe walking in a Baltimore graveyard alone. I visited Baltimore occasionally when we had a condo in MD (many years ago). Does Poe's Raven on his tombstone have a broken beak? I hope it wasn't vandalized. These are very old graves - my favorite kind to photograph. Glad you and your personal raven had a dream come true birthday.

March 20, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterBarb

PS I meant to also say - I love the hound resting - waiting for its master? Also, you look beautiful.

March 20, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterBarb

@Diana ... yaaaaay for Poe and The Raven! xoxo

@Donna ... thank you my friend! Yes it was sad to see someone so long forgotten. It's cool that his stone is still holding its own, though! xoxo

@Cheryl ... haaahahaa thank you my beautiful friend! I was COLD like absolutely freezing. The only thing that kept me going was thinking I'M HERE! I'M ACTUALLY HERE! ... that and, I knew that soon enough I'd be cozy in our hotel room! Yes the inner harbor is very cool. We visited it many years ago when we took the kids to the aquarium there. This time we toured Oriole Park at Camden Yards! xoxo

@Barb ... awwww you are too kind. That is actually a marble lamb atop a cross on the grave of a little lass named Sophie. He's been there for so long, he looks as though he is melting. SO many lambs on children's graves in the old days. It's so poignant. Yes Poe's raven on that first headstone (actually it was added in the early 1900s, long long after Poe had been moved to his present grave) is missing the end of his beak! As for Baltimore, I would never walk on the streets alone but I felt perfectly safe in the graveyard. I keep my wits about me at all times. When I have a chance to get those shots, it's a reward that's worth the risk! But wow ... I was not prepared for how rundown that city is. It's very sad. xoxo

March 20, 2019 | Registered CommenterJennifer

Yes - now I see the hoof on the lamb. I did like the idea of a hound though...

March 22, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterBarb

@Barb ... Well, hold that thought because on the way to Baltimore, we visited a cemetery that is known for hounds on graves! Stay tuned. xoxo

March 22, 2019 | Registered CommenterJennifer

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