Friday, December 27, 2013

Another Year in the Dash

It is a new year and a new page in the dash of our lives.

If you don't know what a dash is, go to a nearby cemetery and look for the dashes on the grave markers. Those are the little horizontal lines between the date of birth and the date of death. As you walk through the cemetery, pause and reflect on the dashes etched into the grave markers. Each one of those dashes is a life filed with memories, both good and bad. 

When I walk through my family cemeteries in Clermont County, Ohio, I think about Our Town, Thornton Wilders play about a place called Grovers Corners in the early 1900's. 

There is a great video on You Tube where Paul Newman, the stage manager in Our Town, talks about the genealogists who come to the cemetery. 

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