My name is Brenda (Boyer) Kohr. My husband Pete and I are researching his side of the family (Kohr/Smith)&(Minnich/Buxton), as well as my own (Boyer/Grimes) & (Beil/Shott). We are not trying to see how many memorials we can amass so that we can have our numbers posted in the "Top Contributors" catagory. We want to make memorials to pay tribute to our families and friends and hopefully help others to find theirs.
We enjoy helping others by photographing grave markers. There are times that we may photograph markers that are near the ones we were asked to take photos of, or if we see one with our surnames. If there is no memorial for these extra photos that we take....I create one. If by chance I happen to create a memorial for a relative or a friend of yours don't hesitate to ask for a transfer. I don't feel the need to keep memorials that I have created. (unless they are family) I only created them so that someone may find a member of their family or a friend.
~~~~~+++++~~~~~+++++ Your tombstone stands among the rest Neglected and alone The name and date are chiseled out On polished marble 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 and bone Our blood contracts and beats a pulse Entirely not our own
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled One hundred 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
Those we love don't go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear.