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Brenda S. (#46991033)
 member for 7 years, 1 month, 28 days
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Dear Ancestor
Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
So many years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.

I've spent the last 30 years researching and searching for my family and have received a lot of help from people in areas that I could not visit myself. I still love wandering through cemeteries and that wonderful feeling you get when you find one of the "lost" ones whether one of yours or mine. Have a great day and happy searching. :)
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Messages left for Brenda S. (31)[Leave Message]
Kathryn J McCloud
RE: Harringtons
Got them all--see all my messages--and THANKS!!! Kathy
Added by Kathryn J McCloud on May 15, 2015 6:56 PM
Kathryn J McCloud
Jerome Lee Harrington
Brenda--Another wonderful job on the photo--and on setting up and transferring the memorial to me. You've gone above and beyond, and I am so grateful...Thank you again, so much! Kathy
Added by Kathryn J McCloud on May 15, 2015 5:39 PM
Kathryn J McCloud
Leona and Arthur Harrington
Brenda--hank you, thank you, thank you! These are my grandparents, and it is so wonderful to see their headstone for the first time! I can't thank you enough for all your efforts--and the picture is of excellent quality. Thank you. Kathy
Added by Kathryn J McCloud on May 15, 2015 5:28 PM
Kathryn J McCloud
RE: Eugene Gerald Harrington
Brenda--THANK YOU so much...your photo is perfect! Though my family visited Gene's gravesite, along with his brother Bill's, when we vacationed in Minnesota, I don't have any pictures of his headstone. I can't tell you how much it means to me! I will submit a request for transfer of his memorial; feel free to transfer any other memorials to me as you complete them...and thank you for being willing to go back to get the other photos when the weather clears. Your work is much appreciated! Kathy
Added by Kathryn J McCloud on May 15, 2015 12:20 PM
Laura Hawkins
Your Poem
I really like the poem on your profile. I first saw it on InMemory's page. Would it be ok to post it to my profile?

Thank you
Laura Hawkins # 47117409
Added by Laura Hawkins on Oct 04, 2014 1:01 PM
RE: Rosa Laaksonen
oh my goodness!! We haven't been to Brimson yet, but we need to. Glenn talks and writes of it with love so much. According to Glenn, my hubby's mom used to go spend time there with her cousins and Irja/ Johan. I sent you Glenn's e-mail if you don't have it
Added by InMemory on Sep 14, 2014 12:09 PM
The poem on your profile
I love the poem on your profile!!! Would it be ok to post it on mine? It says so much!!
Added by InMemory on Sep 14, 2014 11:21 AM
RE: Rosa Laaksonen
Brenda thank you so very much for the marriage date of Aina and Mauno!!! As you could see, I was trying to piece together when they met in Virginia, married and moved to Willow Valley. You made my month!!! I don't have a subscription to any family history service. I so appreciate your help.

Mauno & Aina Lumme are my hubby's grandparents. Rosa is his grand-aunt and Johan grand-uncle. You must know Glenn Beckmann who gave us all a copy of Irja's book. I am so thankful that Irja took the time to document her life!! Beautiful!

Again thank you very much for your help. I so appreciate!!
Added by InMemory on Sep 14, 2014 11:18 AM
Robin (Jobe) Guhlke
RE: Radke Headstones
You are very welcome, have a nice holiday weekend!
Added by Robin (Jobe) Guhlke on May 23, 2014 9:12 PM
Kirk Walker
21st Missouri web site

According to the web site for the 21st Missouri volunteer regiment, you are the contact person. However, the email address listed is no longer valid. I have some information on one of my family members that was in the 21st Missouri that I would like to get added to the site.

Do you still update the site?
If yes, how can I get you the information?

Kirk Walker

I am also a find a grave member.
Added by Kirk Walker on Aug 12, 2013 7:42 AM
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