I wonder...

I wonder if Captain Thomas ever thought that someone two hundred years later would take time to visit his gravesite.

He rests in peace at Quaker Ridge Cemetery.   This graveyard is located on what is known as the Great Trail. 

There are many old tombstones present that are not able to be read.   Time and weather has worn away names and dates.   Some have fallen and become broken. 

It was so long ago.  Yet a record remains.  These men lived during a period when this country was just being birthed.  Ordinary souls following their dreams.  Did they realize the part they were playing in history? 

I'd guess that they did not. 

Perhaps in some small way we will all impact the tomorrows of the generations that will follow.

Our lives may seem unimportant now.   Yet our decisions and actions could make a difference for  those who will live in the future. 

I am so glad I could share Quaker Ridge Cemetery with you today.   Thanks for your visit.  God Bless!                                                                         


  1. Hi, those are great pictures. I love history and this is a part of your history.
    I'm so sorry I haven't been visiting for a while. I have such a lot of blogs on my list that I loose track some time ; )
    Have a great day.

  2. It always hurts my heart to see cemeteries that let the grave sites fall into disrepair. I love wandering old cemeteries and imagining the lives that went before. Thank you for sharing, Debbie!

  3. Debbie , I share your interest here ( also) ..
    In Savannah 2 years ago, visited some old cemeteries there.
    Untold stories for sure.. and sometimes whole families in the same time period, probably from illness. Love the sharing you always do...

  4. I love old cemeteries. You can learn so much about the people that passed before us.

  5. I like looking at the tombstones in old cemeteries. They are really so interesting.

  6. There is an old cemetery in eastern WA that I have visited. Sadly it is the graves of many children who died from small pox, I believe. All in the same year. You wander through and can almost feel what it was like for those families. So sad. Your cemetery has much history. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Thanks for sharing. Have a good week.

  8. What a wonderful post. I love what your wrote -----

    "Our lives may seem unimportant now. Yet our decisions and actions could make a difference for those who will live in the future." Debbie Nolan

    I wish more people would remember that!


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