Saturday, December 12, 2009

Arlington Cemetary...

Give credit where credit is due.
Readers may be interested to know that these wreaths -- some 5,000 -- are donated by the Worcester Wreath Co. of Harrington,Maine. The owner, Merrill Worcester, not only provides the wreaths, but covers the trucking expense as well. He's done this since 1992. A wonderful guy. Also, most years, groups of Maine school kids combine an educational trip to DC with this event to help out. Making this even more remarkable is the fact that Harrington is in one the poorest parts of the state.

When I lived in Wisconsin, I use to visit cemetaries, in the daylight!  Don't have any deep dark secrets or hang-ups that I know of. :-) Yes, I visited cemetaries and would search particularly for old headstones. In our home city of Fond du Lac (French for: foot of the lake) WI., at Rienze Cemetary, I spotted five headstones with the names of French girls, like Sophie and the others I cannot remember, I only remember their last name was French. I looked to see the dates and ages. These little toddlers were just a year old. Sometime in the late 1800's is when those precious little girls passed on. Of what, I don't know. So you see cemetaries have an amazing history and a past that speaks, with dates and names, many you will recognize what nationality (a whole other subject). I have visited cemetaries where my great great grandparents are buried. I visited 3 cemetaries when I went home in July 2009, where many of my ancestors are laid to rest. Years ago I visited Picket Station, WI. (the cemetary there).
My paternal great great grandparents are buried there.
The little story above about Arlington Cemetary speaks of Christmas present. Veterans and Military heros lay to rest here from Christmas past. Don't be somber, our Veterans and heros are at rest after a job done well in their military lives. Thanks, Mr. Worcester, for your thoughtful donation to Arlington Cemetary.
Thank you for stopping by Robin's Egg Blues...I appreciate your comments and love to hear your ideas and thoughts.

Sat. Dec., 12, 2009. 11:11 p.m. Mountain time. An edit to this post:
The author to the excerpt above the photos is unknown, as well as the photos. This post was taken from an email that was sent to me by a friend, my words are written below the photos.


  1. Beautiful pictures! And what a great ministry of Mr. Worcester to honor our military heros in such a special way. I also love to visit cemetaries, not morbidly, but with a fascination for those who have gone before, and their lives.

    I want to thank you so much for the wonderful, generous inspiration kit, too! It is a lovely creation in itself, and it was so fun to enter your giveaway. Thank you! =)


  2. Heartfelt post from you by dear. I have passed the cemetaries that have been blessed by these caring angels. It is a powerful visual and one that we should be reminded of each and every holiday season. Many have given their ultimate gift to those of us today. Blessings to you. Sea Witch

  3. the photographs and words are so beautiful... regardless from whince they came...

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    Blessing. Dixie


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