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Tim Naab (#47480386)
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Bio Photo Death is only physical for the redeemed. Where will you be in 50 yrs, 60 yrs, 100 yrs.?

I picked up a new hobby. I photograph tombstones for people who are researching a genealogy. After a couple of weeks walking through cemeteries I began to notice the neglected graves. Many of these neglected graves say "MOTHER" or "FATHER" ...followed by their names, dates of birth and death. I see many graves from the 1920s that have no flowers, no sign of anyone tending it. Weeds growing around it, ants or some other animal or insect has burrowed under the tombstone and it is tilted. I read their names and think how the parents of "MOTHER" or "FATHER" shed tears of joy at their birth and how their children shed tears of sorrow at their death. They were typical persons. While young they felt immortal, life would last forever as a youth. They felt indestructible. Then they aged and suddenly found themselves past their youth, health failing, their mortality became evident. "MOTHER" and "FATHER" passed away and the children wept in their loss. Life goes on and they tell stories to their children and grandchildren. They begin by saying, "remember when "MOTHER" "FATHER"…" did this or that or said something amusing or a word of wisdom? But now even their children are passed away and the new generation feels immortal and indestructible, with no need to go to a cemetery. Even the place where "MOTHER" or "FATHER" are buried may no longer be remembered. No more tears of joy nor tears of weeping, no more stories of, "remember when….". We also will one day be where "MOTHER" and "FATHER" are, a tombstone that leans and no one remembering where we were buried. This life is nothing more than a breath of air, a puff of smoke, vapor that dissipates quickly and is soon forgotten.
Christ was killed 2000 yrs ago. Stories of His are still told, he is still quoted. Why? Because He rose from the dead and lives forever. He died to pay my debt. Even when the world forgets me, Christ still knows me.

Any duplicate entries, that I may have created, are unintentional. Please go to the duplicate entry, click on the "EDIT" tab and leave me a message. Thanks Tim
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Sandra Taylor
Frances "Fannie" M Thomas Welch
Thank you for the transfer.
Added by Sandra Taylor on May 24, 2016 12:14 PM
Kaye Webb
Hester McDermott
Hi tim

I made a mistake on Hester Florene Mcdermott. It should be Florene not Florine. Also Her birthdate is June 2. Sorry. could you correct it?
Added by Kaye Webb on May 16, 2016 4:42 PM
Kaye Webb
Hi Tim

My Great grandmother is buried at Dodge grove. I have not been over there, but I noticed online that they have her name as Hester Florence McDermott. That is wrong, it should be Hester Florine McDermott. How do i get that corrected. I do n't remember what name is on the stone. Thanks Kaye Webb
Added by Kaye Webb on May 12, 2016 5:07 PM
Cindy Stewart
Thank you so kindly for posting my Grandfather, Roy G.Stewart(b.1898 d.1942) on find A Grave.
I wish i could see if his grave is being kept up- I live in Ca. while he"s resting in Mattoon, IL.

Do you know i can get a picture of it?

Thank you for all you do.
Added by Cindy Stewart on Apr 23, 2016 7:35 PM
Theron Winchester
Sorry, I should have sent them both in the same note... can you also transfer Theron Winchester (ID 70118187)? He is my great grandfather and I have the same information to put with him and would like to link the family all together.

Thanks again.

Added by WinchesterFamily on Mar 19, 2016 8:52 AM
Samantha Winchester
Would it be possible for you to transfer ownership of memorial 70118188 (Samantha Winchester) to me? This is my great grandmother and I would like to update it with her obituary and grave photos, etc.


Added by WinchesterFamily on Mar 19, 2016 8:51 AM
Irena McCarty Spurlin

I saw that you posted her memorial card and wondered if you were related to her? She's my 3rd great-grandmother through her son Benjamin Franklin Spurlin. I'd love to know if you have any more info or photos of the family.

Thank you!
Added by MAtchley on Mar 16, 2016 12:46 PM
Michelle Leighton
Elizabeth Holmes
My GGG-Grandmother is Elizabeth Clarke Tipping Holmes, memorial #70107006, as well as the related memorials - #70107009, 70107007, 70107013, 70107016,and 70107015. If possible, would you please transfer these memorial tome for further editing and clarification.

I do have another request - if possible, could yo also provides photos of their gravesite? am in Texas and have no immediate plans to travel to IL.

Thank you for your creation of the memorials and your consideration for my request.

Added by Michelle Leighton on Mar 07, 2016 5:59 PM
Valerie Callihan
carl vernon strater
his wife Norma Claypool Strater is buried in Macon County Memorial Park in Decatur, IL.
His son Woodrow Eugene Strater is there as well. his daughter just pasted Joyce Ann Strater passed and she will be buried in the same space as her brother Woodrow. Her dates are 12/1/1941-2/8/2016
her parents died in an auto accident in 1945
Added by Valerie Callihan on Feb 16, 2016 12:30 PM
Sandra Taylor
Rodney Leroy Copeland
Thank you for the transfer of Rodney's memorial page on Find A Grave. I hope you have a blessed day!
Added by Sandra Taylor on Jan 14, 2016 11:44 AM
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