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
They did end up joining me this morning
for a long walk around
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.
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
will continue, even in her death.