When the birds flock to the south
When the wind calls to the north
You are in the falling snow
You are beauty going forth
You are heat and you are light
Sun above the mountain's peak
I would give the sun and moon
Once more just to hear you speak
Wings of angels tears of saints
Prayers and promises won't bring you back
Come to me in dreams again
Wings of angels tears of saints
Prayers and Promises
from "Wings of Angels"
Words and Music by Judy Collins
Universal Music Corp. (ASCAP)/ The Wildflowers
Company (ASCAP)
(Administered by Universal Music Corp.)
William Thomas Gallier, Sr.
March 12, 1927 - August 6, 1996
Benedict Raymond Walske, M.D.
September 17, 1913 - March 14, 2006
Mary June Leydorf Walske, R.N.
January 19, 1917 - May 28, 2005
Benedict Raymond Walske, Jr.
November 12, 1941 - February 19, 2005

“They whom we love and lose are no longer where they were before.  They are
now wherever we are.”  
        -----St. John Chrysostom
And, oh! what beautiful years were these
When our hearts clung each to each;
When life was filled and our senses thrilled
In the first faint dawn of speech.
Thus life by life and love by love
We passed through the cycles strange,
And breath by breath and death by death
We followed the chain of change.
~ Langdon Smith ~
Near the snow, near the sun, in the highest fields,
See how these names are feted in the waving grass
And by the streamers of the white cloud
And whispers of the wind in the listening sky.
The names of those who in their lives fought for life,
Who wore at their hearts the fire's centre.
Born of the sun, they travelled a short while toward the sun
And left the vivid air signed with their honour.
~ Stephen Spender ~
Marjorie Katherine Gallier
October 16, 1929  -- August 23, 2009