Tuesday, April 25, 2006


Dear Ancestor...

Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiselled out
On polished, marbled stone.

It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.

Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.

Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.

I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you

Author Unknown

Franco-American News & Events, 4: Enquête Géolinguistique

Franco-American News & Events, 4: Enquête Géolinguistique


Connie LEMONDE, a Franco-American author, artist, composer, poet, from Woonsocket, RI now has her own BLOG. We've written about her before. It is now your chance to go directly to her BLOG to check out her paintings and novels, which reflect Québec culture as was lived by our ancestors and was transformed by their descendants. Franco-Americans still carry on Québec traditions, albeit with an American flavor. Enjoy & learn about your Québec ancestry by visiting Connie's BLOG: