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Melinda (#47065990)
 member for 5 years, 5 months, 19 days
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Bio Photo A Psalm Of Life

TELL me not, in mournful numbers,
Life is but an empty dream !
For the soul is dead that slumbers,
And things are not what they seem.

Life is real ! Life is earnest!
And the grave is not its goal ;
Dust thou art, to dust returnest,
Was not spoken of the soul.

Not enjoyment, and not sorrow,
Is our destined end or way ;
But to act, that each to-morrow
Find us farther than to-day.

Art is long, and Time is fleeting,
And our hearts, though stout and brave,
Still, like muffled drums, are beating
Funeral marches to the grave.

In the world's broad field of battle,
In the bivouac of Life,
Be not like dumb, driven cattle !
Be a hero in the strife !

Trust no Future, howe'er pleasant !
Let the dead Past bury its dead !
Act, act in the living Present !
Heart within, and God o'erhead !

Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time ;

Footprints, that perhaps another,
Sailing o'er life's solemn main,
A forlorn and shipwrecked brother,
Seeing, shall take heart again.

Let us, then, be up and doing,
With a heart for any fate ;
Still achieving, still pursuing,
Learn to labor and to wait.

Henry W. Longfellow
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Messages left for Melinda (227)[Leave Message]
C. ♥
Marvin Henry Lanham Sr Memorial
Melinda, Thank You kindly and so much for Sponsoring my husband's DAD. He was a great father in law to me. Thank you!!
Added by C. ♥ on Apr 06, 2014 11:26 AM
Michele Nelson
Michael Muschal
Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a token for my Uncle on his 70th birthday. It means a lot to me that you took the time to do so.

Added by Michele Nelson on Mar 31, 2014 6:38 PM
Joseph Wilby
Thank you so much for stopping by Melinda.

Please let me know about any updates on your family tree (if you don't mind)

As you know, I love visiting your family.

This message is special...
as you are celebrating your Mother's Birth-Day.

much love to your Family on this special day,

Added by Joseph Wilby on Mar 28, 2014 4:01 AM
RE: Oops..
It would be great if you could contact SamiK. She is a great lady with expertise - just give a little time to accomplish & how wonderful to expand this family group !
Added by Marguerite on Mar 15, 2014 7:06 AM
Joseph Wilby

Hallo Melinda,

It's been about two months since I visited Find A Grave.
I was away for personal reasons.

I started making the rounds about two day ago, and to-day is Edwin's Birth-Day. Hey! it's not as if one celebrates a Birth-Day everyday no?

I paid Him a visit, and thought about stopping by and say hallo to you as well.

Hope you are keeping warm during this unusual change of weather. Down South we are dealing with this crazy weather as well.

Sending much love to you and your loved ones, your friend.


Added by Joseph Wilby on Jan 16, 2014 3:54 PM
Ronald Leon
Charles Leon
Thank you Melinda for sponsoring my Uncle Charles!! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and new year :-)
Added by Ronald Leon on Dec 10, 2013 7:43 PM
Aunt Bee on the porch in Mayberry
RE: James Fitzgerald
You are very welcome! I find it fascinating to follow the thread of lives in a family. Happy Autumn!

Aunt Bee :)
Added by Aunt Bee on the porch in ... on Nov 12, 2013 5:54 PM
Alycia Keating
RE: Fannie and Samuel Ballantyne
Awesome, I am so very glad someone else was able to find those stones. Really, sometimes I wonder about myself! But yes, I will certainly link the parents as you ask.

I got a lot of help from Tony, the groundskeeper at Oak Cliff Cemetery in Derby. He is master of his own little kingdom there. It is a truly lovely little cemetery, very gracefully laid out and managed.

Glad to help, sorry I missed the other members of your family!

All the best

Added by Alycia Keating on Oct 25, 2013 3:11 PM
Joseph Wilby

Hallo Melinda, I stopped by to visit Mrs. Heany and realised you paid her a visit as well. I had it in my calendar to visit her and my friend Harry. They both have a same day celebration.

Also thought about saying hallo to you as well.

Take care,

Added by Joseph Wilby on Oct 21, 2013 3:26 PM
Francis Guyon
Hi Melinda, my name is Donna and I just found my great grandmothers maiden name, Adalade Guyon. She married William Eccleston and their daughter, Sophronia, is my grandmother. Matilda and Frances are my gr. gr. grandparents.
Thanks for all that you do......Donna
Added by Donna on Sep 22, 2013 9:22 AM
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