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Old Bones (#47251769)
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Bio Photo 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.


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If anyone has an addition or correction to anything I have posted please contact me and I will quickly correct it. I am more than happy to turn over ownership to anyone who requests it. AND PLEASE IF YOU SEE THAT I HAVE ENTERED A NAME TWICE, PLEASE TELL ME ABOUT IT. It is easy to make a duplicate without realizing it.


Also -- another FindAGrave contributor wrote this... I think it says it all:

Please note: This is NOT a numbers game, Nor a "who has who" game here. Some of us are serious about getting names & photos of headstones that are not going to be around and making memorial pages. That is what this is about, making/recording that person lived and died. Like many, I spend long, long hours either in a cemetery, or adding memorial pages to Findagrave.com. I would love to see some of the headstones of family members that were in the 1700 & 1800 of my family, but that isn't going to happen as many are gone.

It doesn't matter who has the memorial page, the important thing is that someone cared enough to make a memorial page to honor that person and that is what findagrave.com is all about. Honoring the deceased, NOT who has what memorial or how many that they have. Thanks!
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Judith D
Laura Miller
Transfered! Let me know if I have any other family members.
Added by Judith D on Nov 22, 2014 12:20 PM
Lisa Richardson
Jack E. Viars
My father died 40 years ago when I was 13 and I've never been to his grave site and didn't know where it was located other than it was in the Plymouth/Canton area. So thank you so much for the work you do!
Added by Lisa Richardson on Nov 18, 2014 8:20 AM
Rob Steward
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Thank you very much for the transfer of Charles and Martha Kalmbach from Oak Grove Cemetery.
Rob
Added by Rob Steward on Nov 17, 2014 5:59 PM
Adam
Eodema Riggs
I put in an edit suggestion for Eodema Riggs, buried in Maple Grove cemetery Sylvan township Michigan. Her stone reads "Lodema". I know that occasionally stones can be misspelled, but also that inscription lists of cemeteries are also prone to error. I posted an image of the stone on the memorial page.
Added by Adam on Nov 14, 2014 10:16 PM
Rob Steward
Transfers
Thank you very much for the tranfers of the Hall and Strieter memorials from Lodi Cemetery.
Added by Rob Steward on Nov 12, 2014 8:15 PM
Betty Minzey
minzey Phoebe
thank you for posting the obit article for Phoebe not sure how to express my gratitude, God Bless you Betty
Added by Betty Minzey on Nov 06, 2014 10:38 PM
Shelley Boring
RE: Fairview Headstones
Ted,
Wow, thank you, that was fast. And thanks again for the hard work on this site. I've tried to take some pics in a few small cemetery's in my area, and it's hard. So blessings to you!
Sincerely,
Shelley
Added by Shelley Boring on Oct 30, 2014 6:17 PM
Shelley Boring
Fairview Headstones
Hi,
My name is Shelley Boring and I am also on Ancestry.com. I wanted to know if I may use your headstones pics in my burial info. I do credit source and site. Also thank you for all the hard work you have done for this site.
Sincerely,
Shelley Boring
Added by Shelley Boring on Oct 30, 2014 5:48 PM
Kristin Williams
Transfer
Thank you for the transfer.
Added by Kristin Williams on Oct 29, 2014 9:31 AM
annette ferguson
RE: my dad
ok well i want to thank you and your wife from the bottom of my heart again
Added by annette ferguson on Oct 25, 2014 10:39 AM
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