Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday- Lucy Gregg

In Forest Hill Cemetery, Derry, New Hampshire

According to local legend, Lucy died on the morning she was supposed to wed.  
There are theories that the white picket fence still guards her virginity. 
This is the only grave in the cemetery with a white wooden fence.

daughter of
Oct. 4, 1843
aged 22 yrs
so fades a summer cloud away
so sinks the gale when storms are o'er
so gently shuts the eye of  day
do dies a wave along the shore

The story of the volunteer who replaced Lucy Gregg's dilapidated picket fence can be found here http://www.derrynews.com/local/x1243786364/Derry-cemetery-benefits-from-adopt-a-stone-program/stripped?device=mobile

Copyright 2011, Heather Wilkinson Rojo

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