The lives of great men all remind us we can make our lives sublime and departing leave behind us footprints on the sands of time.

 — “A Psalm of Life” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

Down a country road and out in a cotton field is a small cemetery plot where two early members of a once-thriving community are buried. Nearby stood a mill and post office and a general store.  Fifth-generation descendants still live on adjacent property.

In the field, bits of broken pottery, brick and other items are often unearthed. Time has taken its toll on the long-gone community. Only the two graves, surrounded by wrought iron, remain from the original town site with burial dates of 1880 and 1900.

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