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EmilyAnn Frances May (#47633886)
 member for 4 years, 1 month, 11 days
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Bio Photo November is a very special month to me. So many holidays and holy days to celebrate. After All Hallow's Eve, there is All Saints Day and All Souls Day. Many relatives in the maternal line were also born in this month. I make sure to take time out each day to recall them. In this way they remain close in thought and spirit. Here is a poem for November that I'd like to share with you. It expresses the changing of the seasons and the passage of time so well.

"November comes
And November goes,
With the last red berries
And the first white snows.

With night coming early,
And dawn coming late,
And ice in the bucket
And frost by the gate.

The fires burn
And the kettles sing,
And earth sinks to rest
Until next spring."
- Elizabeth Coatsworth

Of course, the official holiday known as Thanksgiving comes later this month. However, I do not see why we have to wait until one particular day to celebrate it in what has become a very predictable and often commercial manner. Each day offers us the opportunity to say "Thank You" to the Creator. The expression can take whatever form one is inspired by. I find such daily acts and expression of Thanksgiving more meaningful. I encourage you to listen to Spirit and find the holy days and Thanksgiving days in your own life each day and night.


Special thanks go to all visitors who have tokened my Mom's memorial and those of her birds. The Cardinal (Red Bird) has special meaning to me. In my Mom's journals, which I found after her passing, she attempted to create fairy stories in which a Red Bird would appear at mysterious ways and times to help maidens in distress. Thanks to all who took the time to note that and leave these special tokens at her memorial.

REGARDING PHOTOS: Please remember that I am the copyright holder for the photos of my Mom and Dad, Maternal and Paternal Grandparents and Paternal Aunt, as well as Baby Gerald. If you copy these photos to your family tree I request a link back to the memorial and credit as noted at the memorial. This is all I am requesting.

For photos belonging to other FindAGrave members please check their Memorial Manager page for their position on usage of photos.

Any photos that have been provided by the Kennedy family members must also be credited. Failure to properly acknowledge the source of the photos will result in my notifying the family members.

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT FOR THE JEWISH RELATIVES IN MY LINE the Menorah, Star of David, or photos of pebbles are the traditional expressions of a visit to the beloved departed's resting place. A candle can also be used. I appreciate all previously left tokens but recently I have been advised to request what is appropriate for this faith.

In all matters of kinship: If we are related in anyway, then contact me by email and provide a link at Ancestry or some details about your family line, or perhaps your memorials here at FindAGrave.

Transfer Requests: You must follow the established FindAGrave procedure and request transfer using the Send A Correction feature. Again do not use the Public Message board for this purpose. I do not transfer my relatives unless you are closer in kinship than I am. I will gladly transfer memorials of those not related to meand am willing to do so outside of guidelines provided your request shows a sincere desire to take over Stewardship of the memorial. Please supply enough details to help me make such a decision.

PURPOSE OF THE MESSAGE BOARD: I use the Message Board strictly for messages between members and to exchange greetings. Please do not make flowering requests here, especially repeat ones.

PURPOSE OF THE MOURNING, GRIEF AND EMOTIONAL SUPPORT FORUM: This is the best place to request tokens for your beloved departed. Be sure to include the link when you make a request there.

Please visit my Mother's Memorial: Emily Leatrice Serrapede

My Mother's Cousin and Best Friend as she grew up: Rita Errico,
Rita's husband: Joseph Bishelany

My Father's Memorial: Frank Jesse Torregrossa
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Rhonda C. Poynter & Friends
Happy Thanksgiving!
Dear EmilyAnn,
Hi - Just want to wish you a happy holiday, hope that all is well with you. I do want to mention - I have had to write so many of these, I can't recall whether I updated you - that I am unfortunately having problems with harassment on the site (formal complaint filed, other steps taken), and I do want to know whether you have any fall out from it, and visiting my have been so kind, and I truly hope that none of this comes your way. Sigh....anyhow, a couple of my regulars had to pull their mail due to the problem, and we want to make sure that you also know that hopefully the public boards will be up again soon - I think that this is a shame, but we had this problem last year, and it was taken care of professionally by the administration, and I have complete faith in them, again. Lots of hugs, RCP and Gannon Blue
Added by Rhonda C. Poynter & Frien... on Nov 22, 2015 4:08 PM
vera swensen💚
Dear Emily
Thank you so much for visiting my Son Mark's memorial page and leaving him and Angel Day Blessing..and all tokens n flowers you leave ..My family and I appreciate your kindness...God Bless You..((( hugs)))..Vera💕
Added by vera swensen💚 on Oct 26, 2015 6:02 AM
vera swensen💚
RE: Cardinal token
You are quite Welcome. When I read your mom's favorite bird was the Cardinal, I remembered I had one in my album..If I find anymore, I will download it to my flowers just for your Mother...take Care..
Added by vera swensen💚 on Oct 24, 2015 1:18 AM
Star Kline
RE: A big thank you, Star
I thought she would like it!
Added by Star Kline on Oct 07, 2015 4:09 PM
Carmela Cervo Muro
Her parents were listed in the obituary, but I did add her mother's maiden name. Thanks for the info.

Added by Linda on Sep 23, 2015 7:05 PM
RE: Thinking of you, Mrs. Honieraye!
You're such a great friend! You always seem to reach out to me when I'm going through the toughest times! Thank you so much for always thinking of me!

Added by MRS.STEPHENRAYVAUGHAN!!! on Aug 31, 2015 9:38 PM
RE: I figured out what is going on
It is rarely separated headstones. At least in Calvary, if the family buy 2 or more adjacent graves, it is customary to have only one headstone. The engraving of all the names on the headstone is the family's responsibility. My good guess is that not all names have been written on the headstone. Only Calvary office can tell you who are buried in graves 13, 14, 15 and 16, whether all the names are on the stone or not.
Added by Marcial on Aug 04, 2015 6:29 PM
I just saw your sweet notes on my great-great grandparent's memorials, thanks so much they are so sweet, G-d bless you and your family, Kay.
Added by MyGrandmaAnne on Jul 31, 2015 7:21 PM
RE: Happy Belated Birthday Greetings
Thank you for always thinking of me. I'm recovering from a major house's taken weeks to stabilize and replace things. I pray all is well.

Added by MRS.STEPHENRAYVAUGHAN!!! on Jul 22, 2015 9:17 PM
Dearest EmilyAnn,
Thank you so much for the lovely token on grandmother Anne, thanks so much. Blessings, Kay.
Added by MyGrandmaAnne on Jul 22, 2015 8:08 AM
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