|Neil B (John 3:16) (#46794418)|
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Thank you in advance for visiting my sister, Sandy,|
my mother, Elsie, and my father-in-law Don Kimble
I am so grateful to everyone that leaves flowers for them.
One of my hobbies is Wheres George.com
When time permits, please leave flowers for the following:
Please remember Harriet Kimble
August Laura Cox
August 27 Mary Clark
August 30 James Lane
August 30 Tressellyn Stimson
August 31 Christopher King
August 31 Jessie Clark
Friend Genevra Erickson
Friend Louis Crank
Please remember 10 yr. old Wade King
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."
Please DON'T use the Virtual Flowers feature to post corrections. Use the VFs only for tributes and condolences as per F.A.G. guidelines.
Please use the Suggest a Correction feature to make requests for modifications or transfers.(Transfer requests should typically meet the Find A Grave guidelines).
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?"
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I photographed a memorial plaque to a Samuel Appleton in the church of St Lawrence, Little Waldingfield, Suffolk, England today.
If you give me an e-mail address, Iíll send you the photo.
|Paul Everitt||RE: William Busch's online memorial|
You are very welcome. Glad to be able to help.
|Jamie Windsor||Della & Delilah Myers|
Hello I wanted to let you know that Della Myers who is bury Brillhart Cemetary is the daughter of Delilah Myers who is buried in the same cemetary. And Delilah's maiden name was Hartschuh Myers came from her husband Edward.
|Karen Sodders||John Baker & Family|
Neil: Are you related to the John Baker family listed on Find A Grave? My husband is thru John and his wife's son, Benjamin Franklin Baker and on down thru William Henry Baker and his daughter Versie Baker Sodders. If you are do you have any information on this family? We know John's father was Michael John Baker and his grandfather was Jacob Baker who was in the Revolutionary War. I am a member of the DAR and my husband is interested in joining the SAR thru this relative. Any information you may have and are willing to share would be wonderful! Thanks
|Delma Dallefeld||Thank You|
Neil thank for all the visits to my loved ones memorials and Happy Birthday to you, hope you have an awesome day.
|Gene Baumwoll CSW||RE: Your virtual flower was kind, however|
You are most welcome. It gave me an opportunity to see this very nice explanation I had not seen before:""Why I would not place flowers on the graves of my loved ones.
While flowers are a beautiful gift to the living, they mean nothing to the dead. In death, the body which is ephemeral and temporary is gone, and all that remains is that eternal part of the person, their soul. The body, like a flower, blossoms and then fades away, but the soul, like a solid stone, lives on forever.
In the world of truth, the place we all go to after life on earth, what counts is the lasting impact we had on the world. It is the achievements of the soul, not of the body, that remain beyond the grave. The money we make, the holidays we go on, the food we eat and the games we play Ė these are all flowers that die along with us. But the good deeds we do, the love we show to others, the light we bring into the world, these are eternal."
|Gene Baumwoll CSW||RE: Your virtual flower was kind, however|
In the Jewish tradition, a flower is considered a fragile and vital part of life and it is temporal and dies. It has been Jewish tradition to never leave floral tributes on graves.It is proper to leave a stone which is everlasting,
" Placing a stone on the grave serves as a sign to others that someone has visited the grave. It also enables visitors to partake in the mitzvah tradition of commemorating the burial and the deceased. Stones are fitting symbols of the lasting presence of the deceasedís life and memory.
There are many different stories cited as the historical origin of this tradition. It may trace back to the Biblical times when graves were simply marked with small stone mounds. Since gravestones were not utilized during this period, the mounds helped mark the location of the grave. In essence, the act of placing small stones on graves served as a way to preserve the gravesite so that as time passed, it could be found again. (It also insured the spirit stayed in the grave and didn't roam and haunt the living)
Graves are not marked for a year-there is a ceremony called an unveiling when the tombstone is placed. You may see new Jewish graves with a stone wrapped and covered- as the proper time period has not elapsed.
Thank you for your interest.
|Christopher Donald Conger||Thank you!|
Thank you for leaving tokens at my ancestors' memorials!
|Edward Leicester||RE: Sophia Parker's online memorial|
No problem. My pleasure, other than the 100+ temps. LOL.
|Gene Baumwoll CSW||Your virtual flower was kind, however|
You left an affirmation of Christian faith on my Jewish grandmother's grave in a Jewish Cemetery. Her headstone is engraved in Hebrew, so her faith is clear. May I suggest in the future you look more carefuy and you can write a Jewish grave prayer.."May their memory be for a bessing"
It is also not appropriate to leave flowers on Jewish graves.
You may leave candle flames, or other symbols, Sunsets flowing water etc.
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