Robyn Stark Knowley's
Genealogy Web Page
By Gladys Stewart Bennion
with years, and musty,
A bit of rare old lace!
Nobody knew its history,
Nor had found its hiding place.
deep in the darkest corner
Of a battered oaken chest,
Wrapped in a silken kerchief,
It had secretly taken rest.
sassafras and lavender,
And daguerreotype of old,
This tiny scrap of ancient lace
Had a story to unfold.
now a memory,
Had silently laid it there,
With dreams and reminiscences,
With heart aches and with prayer..
had journeyed from her England,
To that land of the pilgrim band,
Enduring all the hardships
Of sailing-boat, and land.
her daughter had traveled
By ox team and hand cart, too,
Across the burning desert,
And the plains where the blue sage grew.
had been hard on the desert,
Over segos they said their grace,
So she gave in return for a pan of shorts
This piece of rare old lace.
dreamed, as she turned it over
For grain to make them bread;
But silent tears on her lashes,
Were the only words she said.
man had a sense of pity,
A heart not wholly cold,
So he snipped in two the bit of lace,
And handed it back unrolled.
this, as a memory, will you?
He gazed at the wrinkled face,
And placed in the hand of the lady
Half of that rare old lace,
trimming, perhaps, for a garment,
A baby's frock to grace,
So she's cherished in eager longing
This remnant of rare old lace.
it up long years ago,
And with tears had tucked it away;
Until we had opened that sacred chest
It had lain as she wished it to stay.
people laugh at the memories
That cling, though the centuries roll,
But some there are who yet believe
That old lace has a soul.
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Names I am currently researching:
I will be adding new information on my surnames to this list.
Note: an * by a surname are my surnames. The rest belong to my husband. Click on letter that corresponds with surname you are interested in or scroll down to see all surnames.
Email Address: RKnowley@aol.com
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