Yesterday I quoted the words written on the front and back of the stature of Jefferson Davis memorializing  him. Words are also written on either side of the  stature which I think you will find most interesting as they are about Varina.

On one side we read:  Sacred to the Memory of Varina Howell Davis Beloved and Faithful Wife of Jefferson Davis And Devoted Mother of His children. “Her Children Arise Up and Call Her Blessed; Her Husband Also And He Praiseth Her.”

  And then the words: “She Stretcheth Out Her Hand To The Poor; Yea She Reacheth Forth Her Hands To The Needy.” Give Her Of The Fruit Of Her Hands, And Let Her Own Works Praise Her In The Gates

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These verses of course are from Proverbs 31 about a virtuous woman.  More about this remarkable wife and mother is written on  the other side.

There we read: Erected By Margaret Howell Davis Hayes The Devoted Daughter of Jefferson and Varina Howell Davis In the Yer of Our Lord 1907. “Whom God Hath Joined Together Let No Man Put Asunder.”  “Lord Keep Their Memories Green.”

Margaret, dutiful and loving daughter that you were, thanks to you for the memories that have been “kept green.”