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Please leave a public message to get in touch with me or suggest a correction on a specific memorial using the Edit tabs.
I hope everyone understands that this website is designed for GRAVE registration. The best possible situation is when someone goes to a cemetery, finds a grave, photographs it and makes a memorial if need be. But with the incredible amount of information on the internet about family history many people, including myself, are creating memorials based on cemetery locations listed on death certificates, local histories, obituaries, etc. The main point being though that you KNOW where that person is buried BEFORE you create a memorial.
A contributor should not be creating what I call PLACEHOLDERS, memorials set up to save the spots basically, to edit in the future when they MIGHT find out the burial location.
I wish everyone would read the F.A.Q. before they are allowed to start entering information to this great website. It will solve a lot of issues.
THE DOORS "The End"
Don't let me die in an automobile
I wanna lie in an open field
want the snakes to suck my skin
want the worms to be my friends
want the birds to eat my eye
as here I lie
the clouds fly by
Let me know if you need a transfer if you can add more bio info. Hope everyone gets out there and photographs some stones - that is the main reason this site exists. Thanks.
I welcome edits even if its just a GPS, plot number, marker transcription or middle/maiden name etc. I like complete memorials.
Found this inscribed on a stone in Warwick, Ma.:
"Low in the ground my bed is made,
here in the dark alone I'm laid.
Depart my friends and let me rest,
I'm weary of this wilderness."
Found this on a find-a-grave profile:
Old Bones' profile poem"
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
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.
NOTE: A couple personal policies I follow:
1) I do not link to "burial location unknown" relatives. You're supposed to know where they are buried - that is the whole point of this website.
2) I do not list cause of death unless it is some tragic accident. Would you want to be remembered forever for dying from diabetes/alcohol abuse/suicide etc.? I find it a bit tacky - but to each their own.
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