11 April 2017

It is Well with Thomas, for He is Now an Angel (A to Z Challenge, Letter I & Tombstone Tuesday)

Remember Hibernia Berry from yesterday's post? This is the son she buried just fifteen months before her own sad demise.

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"It is well with him, for he is now an angel."

Thomas Joel
Infant son of William B. & Hibernia L. Berry
Born Jan 8, 1870
Died July 13, 1870

"Our God in Heaven, from that holy place,
To each of us an angel guide has given.
But parents of dead children have more grace,
For they give angels to their God and Heaven."

Oak Hill Cemetery
Newnan, Coweta County, Georgia

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Are you wondering what's up with all the "letter" posts? I am participating in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge (links to official page). This challenge lasts through the month of April, with Sundays off.  Each day follows a different letter prompt, in order, from A to Z.  Click here to see all my letter posts on one page (in reverse order). This blog as a whole is one of my themes – telling the tales of tombstones, primarily from those found in the Southern United States and usually the State of Georgia.  You may follow along with me by email and other social media platforms listed at the top of the sidebar.  I and other bloggers in the challenge on Twitter will also be using #atozchallenge.

Though this is my second year in the challenge, it's my first with two blogs.  I am also participating with Lincecum Lineage.  Though it is a one name study blog, my theme there is "kinfolk direct." These genealogy and family history posts all involve a direct relative.

Are you participating in the challenge, too? Please leave a link to your blog in the comments, I'd love to pay you a visit.  Good luck to all involved!

4 comments:

Tamara Narayan said...

How sad, but a beautiful gravestone.

I is for Illuminati

Deb Atwood said...

Beautiful stones and sentiments. Imagine (another I) what it would be like to bury a baby you've gotten to know for six months. I'm afraid I can't.

Janet Miles said...

It is sad seeing the graves of children. Makes me want to give each of mine an extra hug.

Janet
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Tui Snider said...

Oh, that's a gorgeous bas relief monument!

Happy A to Z! :)
Tui
My A to Z posts are here: TuiSnider.com
Also, A to Z posts from the #StoryDam Writing Community are here: StoryDam.com

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