Wednesday, August 18, 2010

For Marie

While at Tate, remembering her here.

Oh the pictures (and video) and the happy sadness of them now. I must say, I find it striking that the only video Myers and I took, that I know of anyway, is of Marie and the nieces. The only video we took last year. They are playing in a field of clover, at the Carpenter's family house at Tate.

So, these are a few pictures and one video from last year and long ago. I'd put in-between stuff, but I'm here (at Tate) and it is a beautiful day and I shouldn't have Internet here anyway (really what is this world coming too!?)

But, this is for you Marie.
We miss you.

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The Parting Glass

O, all the money e'er I had,
I spent it in good company.
And all the harm that ever I've done,
alas it was to none but me.
And all I've done for want of wit
to mem'ry now I can't recall;
So fill to me the parting glass,
Good night and joy be with you all.

O, all the comrades e'er I had,
They're sorry for my going away.
And all the sweethearts e'er I had,
They'd wished me one more day to stay.

But since it falls unto my lot,
That I should rise and you should not,
I gently rise and softly call,
Goodnight and joy be with you all.

If I had money enough to spend,
And leisure time to sit awhile.
There is a fair maid in this town,
That sorely has my heart beguiled.

Her rosy cheeks and ruby lips,
I own, she has my heart in thrall;

Then fill to me the parting glass,
Good night and joy be with you all.


(Text posted are the lyrics to "The Parting Glass," Irish Folk Song)


  1. Thank you for sharing the photos and video of Marie. Much love to the Carpenters.

  2. Praying for you daily. Love you guys - all the Carpenter couples and the Jemison couple.


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