Michael asked me to take a picture of the gravestone, since all he had was a low-quality Polaroid. The pictures here are all reductions of the 3-megapixel shots that I took, and a request will get you the originals e-mailed to you.
The grave is shaded by a nice dogwood tree, which my failing memory tells me was planted at Virginia and Al’s request. I sat underneath and thought of Virginia’s life.
I had some time before it would be necessary for me to drive back to Greene Rhode Island, and decided to drive by our old house at 2 Shirley Avenue (not the current house number because the street is now extended to the east) in Eltingville. The first view is from Shirley avenue, showing the back porch and the garage, probably neither of which is the structure we knew. The second view is from the north-east, and you can see the street signs showing the location. The blue spruce at the corner of the house is one that Horace planted some time in the Forties.