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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Somber Sunday

My trip back in time and memories on Mother's Day meets lots of ghosts but not in the cemeteries. But after visiting four cemeteries in two days, I have much to think about, before I write.

Mom's grave on the hill west of Waurika, Oklahoma
Dad's grave at Fairlawn cemetery, next to his father's grave, Erle Thweatt Clark;
Dad's inscription says "His spirit lives in his paintings."

From left, Dad's grave, Erle's grave, and then my great grandparents, Mary Unit Watts and Batte Peterson Clark

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