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Marirose Memorial

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Remembering Marirose
1924 - 2008

by Hiram Gensler - 2008

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We've been together for Sixty-six years,
Shared a lot of smiles and a lot of tears,
Some were happy; some were sad,
Marirose, the best friend I ever had.

She would always do her part,
Her smile could melt the coldest heart,
She's now an Angel with wings of White,
Watching over us by day and night.

You'll see her in the Babbling Brook,
And every place you choose to look,
With bright blue eyes and coal-black hair,
She's in God's Beauties everywhere.

Hiram - 2008

The Rose Beyond the Wall

Near shady wall a rose once grew,
Budded and blossomed in God's free light,
Watered and fed by the morning dew,
Shedding it's sweetness day and night.

As it grew and blossomed fair and tall,
Slowly rising to loftier height,
It came to a crevice in the wall
Through which there shone a beam of light.

Onward it crept with added strengh
With never a thought of fear or pride,
It followed the light through the crevice's length
And unfolded itself on the other side.

The light, the dew, the broadening view
Were found the same as they were before,
And it lost itself in beauties new,
Breathing it's fragrance more and more.

Shall claim of death cause us to grieve
And make our courage faint and fall?
Nay! Let us faith and hope receive--
The rose still grows beyond the wall,

Scattering fragrance far and wide
Just as it did in days of yore,
Just as it did on the other side,
Just as it will forevermore.

From the writings of
A.L. Frink

A Single Rose

A single Rose signifies True and Constant Devotion. This Devotion can never end, as long as there are Roses to give one another, and loved ones to give them to. This Rose is laid here at this memorial to call Remembrance to the life of Marirose Gensler who is now gone to the Lord, but never forgotten; it signifies the Love and Devotion her devoted husband, Hiram had for his Life Companion, Friend and now Angel, Marirose.

- Jake Jaccard -


Marirose and Hiram Gensler

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Marirose with her little Papillon Candy
and Cat, Tabitha

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Marirose with
Candy and Tabitha,

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Music "The Last Rose of Summer"
by Thomas Moore
Midi provided by
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’TIS the last rose of summer
Left blooming alone;
All her lovely companions
Are faded and gone;
No flower of her kindred,
No rosebud is nigh,
To reflect back her blushes,
To give sigh for sigh.

I’ll not leave thee, thou lone one!
To pine on the stem;
Since the lovely are sleeping,
Go, sleep thou with them.
Thus kindly I scatter
Thy leaves o’er the bed,
Where thy mates of the garden
Lie scentless and dead.

So soon may I follow,
When friendships decay,
And from Love’s shining circle
The gems drop away.
When true hearts lie withered
And fond ones are flown,
Oh! who would inhabit
This bleak world alone?

Memorial Submitted by Hiram Gensler - December 3, 2008
In Blessed Memory of his beloved Wife and Companion Marirose Gensler
© Hiram Gensler - 2008 - All Rights Reserved

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