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Ing her own tombstone she who is
in. the heydey of -life ;and youth !
"But there, really is nothing, at all
remarkable about this thing which I
am doing," said Mrs. Dean to me as
she stood beside her great monument
Yes, actually smiled!
"It's only that people think so!
People don't realize, you see, how
beautiful and 'wonderful- death is
how much more wonderful and beau
tiful it is than,life!
"If they did they would make their
lives brighter by thinking oftener of
the coming of. death!
"Now you see, with such anvidea
of the beauty of death, I felt I was' the
only person alive who could properly
put it into marble. So I decided to
design my own tombstone and to
have it built to suit me exactly.
- "I cannot tolerate these, yeiled fig
ures of grief, forever weeping the
land, which decorate all bur ceme
teries. They, do not TRUIiY repre
"Why, the leading figure in my
tombstone is the figure of Hope! For
death is the one REAL hope we have!
"This figure walks through a field
of poppies. Poppies are symbolical
of sleep. To me our life here seems
but a sleep from which we hope '
from' which we will awake into a
better and happier world. I cannot
believe that 'from dust we come and
to dust return.' That seems such a
hopeless thoilght when we think how
wretched and trivial our life is here.
"And really, none of us really be
lieves it. it is instinctiye in ub to
hope for a hereafter. The earliest
Egyptians believed in a resurrection.
The Hottentots, the Chinese and the
Indians all believe in a 'happy-hunting
ground' and bury food, clothing
and weapons with their dead.
"On the other hand, a group of
professors at Harvard have agreed
to make every attempt after their
death to communicate with those on
"So if death is just a new" life, it
should not be met with weeping and
sorrowing.' ' ,
"As a;little.girl I' got, the prevalent
idea that God -was a terrible being
with a'severe .countenance. But as' I
gradually conceived the universe
the. planets arid the mysterious force
that brings blossoms' and fruits out
of hard, impossible earth the Great
Unknown overwhelmed me, and I
knew ffeath, .too, must be marvelous.
"So; as I' start on my annuaL.trip
around' the world this spring, I shall
greet it with cheer and hope, and es
pecially because I am leaving at my
grave-torbe a message that death, is
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white of. a4 egg, beaten stiff, dip top
side of the cookies in almonds and
sugar and bake a light yellow. These
cookies are better if made,two weeks
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any form of excitment or under the
strain of physical-exertion, beats very
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According to critics, San Djegoans'
.first, banquet .on Chicago ;grand opera
leaves a' "sinuous, passionate, pan
therine Mary Garden" taste, in. their
mouths. The pantherino effect cost
$7 for for parquette, $3.50 for seats
, Sgh up and 'way back.