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Thucydides (#46887174)
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Dark hills at evening in the west,
Where sunset hovers like a sound
Of golden horns that sang to rest
Old bones of warriors under ground,
Far now from all the bannered ways
Where flash the legions of the sun,
You fade--as if the last of days
Were fading, and all wars were done.

(The Dark Hills by Edward Arlington Robinson, first published in 1920)

O Memory! thou midway world
‘Twixt earth and paradise,
Where things decayed and loved ones lost
In dreamy shadows rise,

And, freed from all that's earthly vile,
Seem hallowed, pure, and bright,
Like scenes in some enchanted isle,
All bathed in liquid light.

(Verses 2 and 3 from My Childhood's Home I See Again, a poem written by Abraham Lincoln and published in the Quincy [Illinois] Whig by editor Andrew Johnston, 1847)

And am I born to die
To lay this body down
And must my trembling spirit fly
Into a world unknown

(first verse of 47b Idumea from The Sacred Harp hymnal, original text by Charles Wesley)

A tended cemetery is itself a living creature of earth and candles and flowers. But when there are no living to remember the stories and faces and names of a cemetery's dead, a cemetery dies.

(Time's Magpie by Myla Goldberg)

Es heißt nicht sterben
Lebt man in den Herzen
der Menschen fort, die man
verlaßen hat.

(Zitat auf einem Grabstein auf dem jüdischen Friedhof Ullstadt, ursprünglich aus dem Buch Charakter vom schottischen Schriftsteller und Reformer Samuel Smiles)

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J L Bryant
Sarah & Joseph Bryant gravestones
Dear Thucydides, Thanks for their pictures! Yours, Jeff
Added by J L Bryant on Sep 16, 2014 9:23 AM
john staub
Eliza Harris Onstine
Thanks for posting the grave photo!!
Added by john staub on Sep 15, 2014 8:00 AM
Ralph Hammond-Green
James & Myra Hathaway - photos
Thank you for taking and posting the photos of the markers to their memorials.
Ralph
Added by Ralph Hammond-Green on Sep 11, 2014 4:22 PM
Ralph Hammond-Green
Randall H. Pratt & wife & grandson
Thank you for taking and posting the photos of their grave markers. Was their indication the parents of the young Randall are buried with them?
Ralph
Added by Ralph Hammond-Green on Sep 11, 2014 4:19 PM
Ken Ray
Dodds
Thank you very much for the picture and memorial for Effie, appreciate you taking the time to do this.
Added by Ken Ray on Sep 11, 2014 2:44 PM
Jack Cady
Gill tombstone photo
Thank you for the photo of my distant ancestor from my mom's side.
Added by Jack Cady on Sep 10, 2014 8:52 PM
Ralph Hammond-Green
Lillie Family - photos
Thank you for taking the photo of the family marker and posting it to memorials for the parents & their infant child.
Ralph
Added by Ralph Hammond-Green on Sep 08, 2014 1:23 PM
Tiffany Proctor Knighton
Adams
Thank you for the photos :)

Tiffany
Added by Tiffany Proctor Knighton on Sep 07, 2014 3:22 PM
Sandi Litzenberg
RE: Edythe Benton
Thank you for looking into that.. My Ancestry membership expired in May and I'm waiting until the fall to re-up & start investigating again.. otherwise I wouldn't get anything done outside with my garden, nor with photographing the cemeteries around here .. instead, I'd be sitting inside, at my desk, being all tazmanian devil like on the Ancestry site.. LOL..

I truly appreciate your help with this.. as well as your dedication and kindness..

Sincerely,
Sandi L.
Added by Sandi Litzenberg on Jun 26, 2014 10:59 AM
Sandi Litzenberg
RE: Edythe Benton
Thank you Chris.. As far as Edythe's birth year goes, I'm sure as a contributor you know how the 5's can often look like 0's & 9's & vice versa, that's why I was thinking that it could possibly be her in the Texas Cemetery and perhaps the birth year on the memorial was in error or even the record on Ancestry .. It just seems very coincidental that 2 Edythe Bentons died on the same exact day.. I was also looking for any Meyers buried in Texas as that was her maiden name.. I wondered if maybe family had brought her out there.. She did live another 50 yrs after Dr. Benton died so maybe other burial arrangements had been made or carried out.. I can give Knollwood cemetery a call now that I know that he is actually buried there and see if they have any additional information regarding his plot..

Thanks again for all your help.. I'm just tickled when I can complete a branch on my tree and Dr. Gilbert was the only one of Asa Benton's children that I hadn't been able to locate.. So much appreciation for all you do for this site..

Sincerely,
Sandi L.
(Benton descendent)
Added by Sandi Litzenberg on Jun 25, 2014 2:09 PM
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