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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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janet donner
stephen dole 70104991
HI you have his wife as a emily 70104987 in dodge grove cemetery in Mattoon and she was born in 1823 and he was born in the 1850
I have his first wife jennie Dazey who he married in 1893 in so I thought you might want to take a look
and change that? I have him marrying an Annie williams Armitage in 1915
I havent done anything on her.
Janet
Added by janet donner on Oct 02, 2014 2:24 PM
NW Mountain Man
RE: Phyllis Messenger Odum
No, not related
Added by NW Mountain Man on Sep 30, 2014 1:40 PM
Dana Coghlan
Lewise Harrington Peets
I was looking through the listing for my family and noticed that you listed the cemetery for Lewise Harrington Peets as Midway Cemetery. I wanted to let you know that she is actually buried in Peets Cemetery in Copiah County Mississippi. It is our family cemetery and there is a picture of my grandfather and her double headstone under his link. Just wanted to pass on the information so that you could correct that. Thanks!
Added by Dana Coghlan on Sep 30, 2014 10:57 AM
Robert Young
Waldo Henry Price
Tim - Thanks for starting the Grave information on the Prices. Waldo would be my Great Uncle. He would be an Uncle to my Mother, Evelyn Anne (Price) Young. Bob Young, Arlington, Texas
Added by Robert Young on Sep 22, 2014 10:41 AM
Judy West
What a beautiful sentiment....
I was looking for a forgotten baby, a shirt tail relative of sorts. And today I walked Baby Heaven in Dodge Grove. I never found a stone for our little girl. But I share your sentiment so deeply, I had hubby snapping photos of these often forlorn or forgotten graves so that I could document them via Find A Grave before the writing is worn away from the monuments left. The funeral home markers left as the only marker pulls my heart. Maybe our little toddler has a marker that fell in to the ground years ago. Maybe Dodge Grove wouldn't mind me using my metal detector to try to see if I can bring her memory back before the oldest last ones die and no one even knows who she is and why she is there.

Thank you for taking the time to walk the cemeteries and make the memorials. Your sentiment really touched me.

Judy West
Added by Judy West on Sep 13, 2014 4:30 PM
Edie
Thank you for adding the bio to Arland D. Williams.
I just visited and left a flower -- I really appreciate it. Edie
Added by Edie on Sep 12, 2014 6:19 PM
M (Dillon) Goddard
Vivian Irene Wright
You have her date of death as 8/12/2011 Coles Co IL however SSDI and CA Death Index both say she died in CA on 7/31/1971. Just wondering why you think she passed in 2011. ]

Thanks for your assistance.

Myrna Goddard
mother9earth@yahoo.com
Added by M (Dillon) Goddard on Sep 11, 2014 8:15 AM
kpet
John Martin
I sent an obit for John, did you get it??
Added by kpet on Aug 20, 2014 8:47 PM
Kathryn Haenggi Robinett
Wilma Quimby "adds"
Thanks for adding to Wilma Quimby's memorial. She was a neighbor friend from the childhood of my older siblings. And, thanks for your findagrave.com work!
Added by Kathryn Haenggi Robinett on Aug 07, 2014 11:59 AM
Everlastings
Gibson 70239138
Thanks for the additions. Her husband is Aden K. Gibson 70239130

Illinois Marriages
Name: Mabelle L. Holloway
Age: 23
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1882
Marriage Type: Marriage
Marriage Date: 24 Oct 1905
Marriage Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Spouse Name: Aden K. Gibson [70239130]
Spouse Age: 24
Spouse Gender: Male
FHL Film Number: 1030393
Added by Everlastings on Jun 04, 2014 7:32 AM
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