Showing posts with label South Pickenham. Show all posts
Showing posts with label South Pickenham. Show all posts

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Death is nothing at all

Death is nothing at all

Table Tomb
South Pickenham
© Godric Godricson
I have only slipped away into the next room
I am I and you are you
Whatever we were to each other
That we are still
Call me by my old familiar name
Speak to me in the easy way you always used
Put no difference into your tone
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow
Laugh as we always laughed
At the little jokes we always enjoyed together
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was
Let it be spoken without effort
Without the ghost of a shadow in it
Life means all that it ever meant
It is the same as it ever was
There is absolute unbroken continuity
What is death but a negligible accident?
Why should I be out of mind
Because I am out of sight?
I am waiting for you for an interval
Somewhere very near
Just around the corner
All is well.
Nothing is past; nothing is lost
One brief moment and all will be as it was before
How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!

Canon Henry Scott-Holland, 1847-1918

Friday, 20 January 2012

Ann Kirbell d. September 1779 - Buried Necton

© Godric Godricson
Ann Kirbell of South Pickenham died September 1779

Sarah  Kirbell 22 March 1767 South Pickenham

Elizabeth Kirbell  03 March 1771  South Pickenham

Elizabeth Kirbell  24 May 1772  South Pickenham

Maria Kirbell  08 September 1776  South Pickenham  married William Bayes 26 November 1783   South Pickenham  son Thomas Bayes b. 10 September  1786   South Pickenham

(The dates for the children relate to christenings)