Wednesday, October 2, 2013

36582. James K. Sedgwick

We have another hymn on our hands. James and Mary Sedgwick had a hard time of it, it would seem. Beneath their names are the names of three children who predeceased them at young ages. But the Sedgwicks had a plan.

When all was said and done, when the whole family had passed on, they would all be together again, thanks to the words of John Atkinson, who in January 1867 wrote "We shall meet beyond the river." There is more that did not make the cut on this stone: "bye and bye."

I can't imagine such loss, but a good strong religious base must have helped James and Mary pull through.

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