Richard Henry Stoddard's early years were rather Dickensian.
The speaker apologizes to his mother for the displeasure he unknowingly caused when a baby, then asks to be buried on a hill so his ashes could be blown away. By taking care of this, he is free to travel and live as he chooses.
The Vault at Pfaff's
27 Memorial Drive West, Bethlehem, PA 18015