These two friends, Wilson B. Pace and William S. Adams II, are enjoying Memorial Day 2009.  82 Years ago, their Great Great Grandfathers ran together on the same election ticket in Alcorn County, MS… they both won their election… and both served with honor and distinction.

by Walt Whitman

Nothing is ever really lost, or can be lost,
No birth, identity, form–no object of the world.
Nor life, nor force, nor any visible thing;
Appearance must not foil, nor shifted sphere confuse thy brain.
Ample are time and space–ample the fields of Nature.
The body, sluggish, aged, cold–the embers left from earlier fires,
The light in the eye grown dim, shall duly flame again;
The sun now low in the west rises for mornings and for noons continual;
To frozen clods ever the spring’s invisible law returns,
With grass and flowers and summer fruits and corn.