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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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Mary Alice Vampola
Gilbert
Thank You for the transfer and all your work
Added by Mary Alice Vampola on Apr 14, 2014 12:54 PM
D.K
Titus Eggleston
Thanks much for the transfer. D.K
Added by D.K on Apr 07, 2014 1:52 PM
Carla Huebler
David and Louise Huebler
Thank you very much for the transfer of these memorials to me. They are my great grandparents.

Carla Huebler
Added by Carla Huebler on Mar 09, 2014 5:04 PM
1_chelsea
Griffin Photos
All the photos I've got at this point I've posted - one of Charles Griffin & two of his daughter Ella Griffin Bennett ~ will certainly post any others I may come across.
Added by 1_chelsea on Mar 08, 2014 1:02 PM
Spaceman Spiff
Grinages
Thank you very much!
I appreciate it!
:-)
Sincerely,
John
Added by Spaceman Spiff on Mar 02, 2014 10:20 AM
Albert Barnard
Stony Creek Cemetery
If you would transfer Albert, William, & Edna Young to me, I could fill in info on them. Albert was married to my grandmother, I was named after him. f you don't want to transfer, I can send you the info.
Added by Albert Barnard on Mar 01, 2014 7:33 AM
cjc47
Cemetery Photos
Thank you very much for adding photos of
gravestones for so many of our families. They
add so much to each memorial. Many of our loved ones are buried at St. John Catholic Cemetery and at Highland Cemetery in Ypsilanti, MI. Bless you for all the good work you do.

Clarice and Robert Coleman
Added by cjc47 on Feb 27, 2014 7:33 PM
Jim Priestaf
Harvey Boyce
Thanks much for the transfer - Ji
Added by Jim Priestaf on Feb 25, 2014 1:53 PM
Donald G. Dalrymple
John Allen McMillan
Thanks for the transfer Old Bones. I will take good care of him!

Regards, Donald Gordon Dalrymple.
Added by Donald G. Dalrymple on Feb 17, 2014 12:48 PM
Missy Jent
Musgrave Family
Thanks so much for the photo's of Melvin Musgrave and family at the Columbus Township Cemetery in McMillian, Luce, Michigan. Effie Burton Musgrave is the daughter of my third great uncle John W, Burton.
Added by Missy Jent on Feb 07, 2014 2:43 PM
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