Requiescat in Pace
Written For The Troy Times.
These lines were suggested by the myrtle covered graves, protected with boughs of evergreen from the cold of winter,
To-day as I wandered through Oakwood,
Where we lay our loved ones to rest,
The graves that were evergreen covered
Were the ones that to me were the best.
They seemed so like dear little children
Tucked warm in their trundle bed,
And all of them His little children,
This host of the blessed dead.
His child! What a sense of protection
Descends to us from above
As He covers us o’er with His mercy
And binds us down with His love.
Just as the myrtle is covered
By the bough of the evergreen,
So we are held close and protected
In our sleep that comes between.
Waterford, November 16.
Troy Times. November 28, 1912: 13 col 1.
Seeds, Plants & Flowers. 56
LARGEST variety wreaths and bouquets for cemetery decoration. Evergreen grave blankets, all kinds of porch and window decorations. Hewitt’s, Fourth Ave., at 121st St., North 461.
Troy Times. December 1, 1931: 15 col 8.
WREATHS. $1.50; grave blankets, $2.50; cemetery pieces placed on grave. Last all winter. Order from A. H. Kirchner, Oakwood Ave, Troy 1704.
“Dinner and Decorations.” Times Record. November 26, 1941: 22 col 4.
FREAR PARK FLORIST
Anna L. Ward, Prop.
Cut Flowers and Grave Blankets
177 Oakwood Ave., Troy BR 1-8688
Times Record. January 9, 1965: 13 col 5.