|Doug & Marilyn Parman (#43900458)|
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I have always been interested in cemeteries. As a teenager we would stop at old cemeteries and we would read the old headstones. |
In 1981 while going through my mother-in-law's keepsakes I came across an obit for her uncle who had died young. I was taken by the wording and I want to find out more about him. I was hooked. We have traveled to many states looking in cemeteries and libraries.
My husband, Doug and I retired in 2008. We live in Modesto, California. We now have lots of time to work on our family research. We have a daughter, Jennifer and a son, Kevin. Kevin is married to Glena; they have a son, Shawn, he was born in 2004. Our grandson, Shawn is our reward after many years of long hours of work.
I registered years ago but just started using the site Feb 2009; I also volunteered to look up graves in our area. Shawn and I put on our detective's hats and went to investigate. It was very rewarding.
If I have added in any of your family I will be happy to transfer the memorial to you. You may use any photo that I have posted, that is what we are all about SHARING information and finding our loved ones final resting place. It would be nice if you gave us the credit for the photo or info, so we could learn more from others also.
Some of our family names are: Parman: Petty: Ervin: Wade: Harmon: Wilson: McCall: Lawler: Hodges: Mann: Stuart: Smyth: Waddle: Kelso: Maple:
THE RECORDING OF A CEMETERY
BY THELMA GREENE REAGAN
Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where others cried
For loved ones whose lives are stilled.
Today our hearts were touched
By graves of tiny babies;
Snatched from the arms of loving kin,
In the heartbreak of the ages.
Today we saw where the grandparents lay
In the last sleep of their time;
Lying under the trees and clouds -
Their beds kissed by the sun and wind.
Today we wondered about an unmarked spot;
Who lies beneath this hollowed ground?
Was it a babe, child, young or old?
No indication could be found.
Today we saw where Mom and Dad lay.
We had been here once before
On a day we'd all like to forget,
But will remember forever more.
Today we recorded for kith and kin
The graves of ancestors past;
To be preserved for generations hence,
A record we hope will last.
Cherish it, my friend; preserve it, my friend,
For stones sometimes crumble to dust
And generations of folks yet to come
Will be grateful for your trust.
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|Steve Trudgeon||RE: Marion Walter Cates|
That's unfortunate but thanks for all your help and posting the photo of his gravesite.
|rkohls||Ira and Mayme Cotner|
This not the correct Ira Cotner, they are buried in the New Hope Cemetery in San Diego, and have a photo of the headstone form another contributer.
Added by rkohls on Oct 24, 2014 9:23 AM
|faith||Thank You so very much....|
I am deeply grateful for the picture you took of my Great Grandfather's headstone (memorial #58578597 Robinson). This was a blessing. Thank you again for all you do, and God bless you.
Added by faith on Oct 23, 2014 8:46 PM
|john KIZER||Hattie Campbell|
Thank you so much for the picture of the Headstone of Hattie Ellen Rogers Campbell. I so appreciate the work that you folks and people like you do to help Genealogists. Again, thanks so much for the picture. John Kizer
|B. Helmer||Sophia Leland|
Thank you so much for this photo. Your time and effort is really appreciated.
|Connie Schwindt Rumold||Alice and Archibald Campbell Currie|
Thank you for the photos on the Currie Memorials. They are lovely.
Connie Schwindt Rumold
|MK O||Thank you!|
Ref: Memorial# 57568219. Thank you for the photos for my cousin's memorial! Looks like the marker may be sinking and you may have had to dig around it to make it visible. Thank you for good labors! I'm so grateful to you! Thank you!
Added by MK O on Oct 11, 2014 5:38 PM
|Donna Woodward||Picture Request|
Thank you for the taking the time to take and post the picture of James R. Clark's marker.
|2ulips||George M. Fenderson|
Don't think that I said "thank you" for the photograph of the cemetery marker for George M. Fenderson. Very much appreciate your help, nice addition to my wife's family tree. - 2ulips
Added by 2ulips on Oct 06, 2014 6:20 AM
|Amy Nugent||Esker Owens photo|
Thank you very much for the photo of Esker Russell Owens' marker! I appreciate you taking the time and effort to post it.
Amy in Texas
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