Saturday, October 30, 2010

October 30th, 2010

Pam and Lynn

When I asked Pam if she thought
she and Lynn would like to go
walk around a long-forgotten,
overgrown cemetery on the
city's east side she said
"Sure. Maybe."

They did end up joining me this morning
for a long walk around
Evergreen Cemetery.
It was established long ago
as a beautiful burial ground for
African Americans who lived and
worked in Richmond.

It's been forgotten.
And it's overgrown.
And sad.
But it's hopeful--because a small
group of volunteers are trying to
clear some of the growth and restore
the cemetery to a place where there can
be eternal rest.

And where Bertha E. Thompson's
membership in a
Forget-Me-Not Club
will continue, even in her death.

1 comment:

Valerie said...

wish I could walk with you.