Saturday, March 7, 2015

Reunited In Death...!

It's often said that love has no boundaries and no end. Some even say that true love continues, even after death.

This story from Listverse shows just how far some people will go to pronounce that love to the world. We should all have someone love us this much, I think.

Reunited In Death



In a secluded corner of an old cemetery in Roermond, Netherlands are two gravestones on opposite sides of a high cement wall. One grave belongs to Colonel J.C.P.H. Of Aeffderson, an officer in the Dutch army and a Protestant. The other belongs to his wife, J.W.C van Gorkum, a Dutch noble and a Catholic.

The two were married for 40 years, and when the Colonel died, he was buried in the Protestant plot of the Het Oude Kerkhof, Dutch for “Old Cemetery.” According to tradition, his wife would be buried in the family tomb, across the wall in the larger Catholic section of the cemetery.

But van Gorkum didn’t see eye to eye with tradition. Before her death, she had a gravestone erected directly on the other side of the wall from her husband’s then had a hand built out from each one to reach over the wall. To this day, the lovers’ graves are still clasped in a final, eternal embrace.

No doubt that true love is a very powerful thing. I feel we could certainly use a lot more of it in our lives, don't you agree?

Coffee out on the patio this morning, OK?

7 comments:

Mamahen said...

While the story of their love is touching, I find the picture just a little creepy, but maybe that's just me ....The patio is good... my daughter brought me some home made brownies, i'll share :))

Gorges Smythe said...

Neat.

Chickenmom said...

She had a good sense of humor, I'll say that for her! Would love to sit on the patio!

HermitJim said...

Hey Mamahen...
I do love brownies! Almost as much as cookies...

Thanks for stopping by today!



Hey Gorges...
Glad you like it!

Thanks for coming by today!



Hey Phyllis...
Sometimes humor is all you need.

Thanks for dropping in today!

JO said...

What a sweet story. Thanks for finding and sharing with us.

I'll take a seat on the patio no camping happening here the wind yesterday was awful and today is just ugly. But at least I have you and others to sit with so no problem

Dizzy-Dick said...

What can I say? That picture says it all!!! Love it.

HermitJim said...

Hey Jo...
We always welcome your company!

Thanks, sweetie, for stopping by today!



Hey Dizzy...
It does say a lot, that's for sure!

Thanks for the visit today!