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    Default Love beyond the grave (and at the grave)

    Varik and Church Records of the 17th Century

    Here is an interesting story. It really happened in the southern part of the Netherlands where most people are Catholic. The place is Roermont. It has a cemetery with a very large burial site for the Catholics and a small area for Protestants. However the Protestants are separated with a tall brick wall. Jewish people have their own place towards the back, also with a tall brick wall.In 1842 a twenty-two year old Catholic woman of nobility (J.W.C. van Gorkum) married a colonel in the Dutch Cavalry. He was not of nobility and was Protestant as well. That must have been the scandal of the century in Roermont. However, the marriage had lasted almost forty years, when the colonel died. Eight years later the woman past away also. She had refused to be laid to rest in the family's large tomb and, instead, had ordered the monument that you can still see today. She lies on one side of the wall, he on the other, still holding hands.



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    Aaaaw.

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    That is the sweetest thing. Good for her.
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    So sweet! I think... lol

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    Love it!
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    At least she didn't request a monument where she's flipping him the bird over the fence.
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    That's lovely.

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    That is really very sweet. The brick wall, even knowing how it was back then, is still so sad.

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    I had a tear in my eye and then a laugh outta of my mouth after I read Brookie's comment. LOL!

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