~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This is a poem that I stumbled upon (author unknown):
Always a silent hurt, many a silent tear, but always a beautiful memory of one we loved so dear.
God gave us strength to bear it, and courage to take the blow, but what it meant to lose you
...no one will ever know.
I was born and raised in Norfolk, VA. I've lived in FL, NY, CA, WA, and OR.
I found Find A Grave by accident. It has become one of my favorite sites to visit. It has given me a place that I can remember my mother and my sister Sandy and honor their memory right from my desk. Thank you Find A Grave.
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16
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Strangers in the Box By Pamela A. Harazim
Come, look with me inside this drawer, In this box I've often seen, At the pictures, black and white, Faces proud, still, serene. I wish I knew the people, These strangers in the box, Their names and all their memories Are lost among my socks. I wonder what their lives were like. How did they spend their days? What about their special times? I'll never know their ways. If only someone had taken time To tell who, what, where, when, These faces of my heritage Would come to life again. Could this become the fate Of the pictures we take today? The faces and the memories Someday to be tossed away? Make time to save your pictures, Seize the opportunity when it knocks, Or someday you and yours could be The strangers in the box.
"If you could see your ancestors All standing in a row, There might be some of them, perhaps, You wouldn't want to know.
But, here's another question, which Requires another view, If you could meet your ancestors, Would they be proud of you?"
Tribute Dear Neil, Thank you so much for the very thoughtful memorial tribute you left for my grandfather today (Arthur Herrick, #120669001). It was mighty kind of you; the very appropriate illustration and Bible verse perfectly suit my granddad, a "Coco Solo sailor." Gratefully and with best wishes, Art
Thank you Thank you for all of the nice things you have left my mom, Becky Sowers. She did a lot of things on find a grave, and many things in the geneology community. It's very much appreciated. -Katy Sowers