|Ron Combs (#47729697)|
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My "Moke Hill" Virtual Cemetery does not have any of my Family, if there are any of yours in there, just let me know and I'll be happy to transfer them to you.
*Old Irish Blessing*
May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind always be at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And the rains fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
DID YOU KNOW?
WHY COINS ARE LEFT ON TOMBSTONES?
While visiting some cemeteries you may notice that headstones marking certain graves have coins on them, left by previous visitors to the grave.
These coins have distinct meanings when left on the headstones of those who gave their life while serving in America's military, and these meanings vary depending on the denomination of coin.
A coin left on a headstone or at the grave site is meant as a message to the deceased soldier's family that someone else has visited the grave to pay respect. Leaving a penny at the grave means simply that you visited.
A nickel indicates that you and the deceased trained at boot camp together, while a dime means you served with him in some capacity. By leaving a quarter at the grave, you are telling the family that you were with the solider when he was killed.
According to tradition, the money left at graves in national cemeteries and state veterans cemeteries is eventually collected, and the funds are put toward maintaining the cemetery or paying burial costs for indigent veterans.
In the US, this practice became common during the Vietnam war, due to the political divide in the country over the war; leaving a coin was seen as a more practical way to communicate that you had visited the grave than contacting the soldier's family, which could devolve into an uncomfortable argument over politics relating to the war.
Some Vietnam veterans would leave coins as a "down payment" to buy their fallen comrades a beer or play a hand of cards when they would finally be reunited.
The tradition of leaving coins on the headstones of military men and women can be traced to as far back as the Roman Empire.
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|Kenneth D. Bogard||RE: Anderson's|
Hi Ken, I sent an "Edit" request to you for my Aunt Josie's (Anderson) Memorial Page, now I see that you have 117 Andersons in your Memorials!, are you a relative?
just curious, Ron
Added by Ron Combs on Aug 22, 2012 9:59 AM
|Cynthia Berg Jearman||Mercy Coombs and Mercy Hodgkins info|
Thanks, I look forward to learning more. I took a little time off going back, I did attempt to go back a couple more generations, I think based off your info, but at times gets too confusing and just have to take a break, afraid I'll link to same name, but not the relative I am meaning to link to.
|Cynthia Berg Jearman||Thank you Mercy Coombs and Mercy Hodgkins info|
Thank you so much for the info on both Mercy Hodgkins (Coombs) 1700 and her daughter Mercy Coombs (Williams) 1735. This has been such a great help to me, and I am excited to talk to someone else who remembers our shared ancestors! Sincerely, Cyndi
Ron, thank you for the photo of Louis Costa's gravestone. I appreciate it!
thank you for posting the pictures i ask for. I appreciate it.
Added by dd on Jan 20, 2014 7:14 AM
|Steve Miller||Rosalia Werle photo|
Thank you, Ronald! Have a splendid holiday season!
|Terry Procopio||Thank You :-)|
So kind of you to take pictures. My son's grave use to look so nice. (Stephen Harmon) Vandals came in and took all the statues etc. we put on there. Thank you for your thoughtfulness.
Wow, that was fast ! Thank-you for the great photos of Louis and Irene Ratto. What a cool cemetery, I have not been to that one, only Peoples in San Andreas, Angles Camps and Sonora. I lived in that area a while way back my dad was a cement contractor Carl Plank.
I like the grey orb that showed up on the headstone,
keep up the great work !
I know that you have contact with the Himore SD Daltons,( Marion) I have a picture of Hattie Prather Dalton's mother Mattie Prather. wife of William Prather If anyone wants one
Added by dean on Sep 28, 2013 8:46 PM
|TJM||Charles Henry Malkemus|
Thank you for the picture. The state of the state of the stone is sad, but the picture is very good. I appreciate your work here on Find-A-Grave.
Added by TJM on Sep 25, 2013 6:21 AM
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