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Rolla L. Jones

JONES. -- July 5, 1881, Rolla L., infant son of Edwin and Eliza A. Jones, aged 4 months, 2 weeks.

The cradle is empty, our baby is gone;
Gone to the silent tomb.
'Tis only his body, his spirit's not there
For Jesus has called it home.

I walked to the spot where the cradle stood,
Where oft I have laid him to sleep,
And silently gaze into empty space --
And then turn away to weep.

I think of him now in the last long sleep,
From which he will never awake
Until the waves of time roll o'er
Oh, Rolla! My heart will break.

I think when I see his dear little shoes
Of the baby feet they shod.
The angels in heaven are teaching them
To walk'round the throne of God.

I carefully lay his little clothes away;
He will never need them more;
My Rolla is clothed in a robe of light,
Far away on your blissful shore.

On comfort is left, oh! So dear to me
I know, when my time shall come,
Little lips that had never learned to speak
Will smile me a welcome home.


Newspaper: Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: July 28, 1881
Volume Number: 25
Issue Number: 30
Page: 8
Column(s): 3

Key to Newspaper Publication Locations:
    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
                Chesterton Tribune
                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

    Newspapers Published in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
                Valparaiso Practical Observer
                Vidette and Republic
                Western Ranger

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