Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Tombstone Tuesday - Alphonso Hilliard Edmonds

Alphonso Hilliard "Punch" Edmonds

Born on June 10, 1896

Son of
William Newell Edmonds and Laura Smith

Brother to
Mary, William Adonis "Bill", Willis Powell, Samuel Jackson, Fannie Pearl, Paul, Silas,
James Thomas, Charles Douglas "Charlie", Bruce and Martha Rebecca

Husband of
Nettie Gladys Taylor

Father to
Mary Beth

Died on April 6, 1972
Buried in the Rose Hill Cemetery
Sycamore, Clark County, Arkansas

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Sentimental Sunday - A Triostar and a Prayer

Stromanthe sanguinea ‘Triostar’

Triostar is a member of the prayer plant family and is native to the rain forests of Brazil.  At dusk the leaves fold up like hands held upright in prayer.  

I brought this plant home with me following my mother's funeral in January of 2012.  It was given in her memory by Sallie and Leon B.

Three years later, this plant is still as beautiful as it was on the day of my mother's funeral.  It reminds me of one of her handwritten prayers I found while going through her belongings.

Watch, O Lord, with those who wake, or watch, or weep tonight
and give your angels and saints charge over those who sleep
Tend your sick ones, O Lord Christ
Rest your weary ones
Bless your dying ones
Soothe your suffering ones
Pity your afflicted ones
Shield your joyous ones
And all for your love's sake

Psalm 103:1-5
Isaiah 58:13-14