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Veteran visiting his wifes grave
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Veteran visiting his wifes grave

"I'll Be Seeing You - Betty"
I was visiting my brother's grave for the first time amazed at the veteran's and their spouse's graves, as far as the eye could see, when I came upon this scene and was stopped in my tracks. I zoomed in to see the name on the marker which is darkened by his shadow and discovered it was his wife Betty who appeared to have passed just 3 years prior. The very first thing that came to my mind was the old 1940's song - "I'll be seeing you....In all the old familiar places, That this heart of mine embraces, All day through...In that small cafe...The park across the way...The children's carousel..The chestnut trees..The wishing well..I'll find you in the morning sun, And when the night is new..I'll be looking at the moon..But I'll be seeing you!"
My thought's then instantly went to HIM.....He fought in WWII, maybe he survived Pearl Harbor.......Maybe he was a prisoner of war, what was HIS story? And now here he stands among the graves of those who died serving their country as well as those who fought bravely and were able to come home to those who loved them, including him..... Was Betty a war bride? Was she there waiting for him when he got off the ship?... and now here he stands, thinking "it should be me, Betty....why wasn't it me.. and here she is, waiting for me again...... "I'll find you in the morning sun.... and when the night is new....I'll be looking at the moon......but I'll be seeing you.......Betty"

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  • Created: 16th December 2015
  • Uploaded: 11th April 2019
  • Category: People-and-places
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