Sunday, January 27, 2013


I attended a loving memorial service for a friend's father
which got me to thinking more about life and families.
How transient we all are and how quickly we can vanish
moved to another sphere separated by invisible barriers.

What comfort it gives to me to know through my religious
beliefs that our spirit continues on while the body rests
in the grave or in this case cremated into ashes to be
sprinkled near his family's graves in New York.

He was 93 years old and had been married 68 years
with a large group of posterity who came to honor him
with their sweet songs, tears and memories of grandpa, dad
and a man of humor, integrity and honor. Richard Markham


  1. That was a long good life...Michelle

  2. How wonderful that he lived such a long and fulfilling life. It's good to have a faith that can sustain and bring you peace.