- Historic Sites
"As I Am Now So You Must Be”
The crumbling headstones of New England’s Puritan burying grounds honor the dead) warn the living, and promise a bright resurrection
February 1960 | Volume 11, Issue 2
In a Vernon, cemetery, a minister with the unlikly name of the Reverend Bunker Gay wrote an epitaph for the son of the thirs husband of Mrs. Jemima Tute, who survived Indian captivity and three husbands:
But somehow the visitor is not depressed. In a light, luminescent fog, !n the soft wash of a warm spring rain, the old churchyards achieve a quality that is singularly their own—a sense ol profound, eternal repose and exaltation of spirit. Death holds no terror here.