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Rainbow (#47002487)
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I love spending time with my family and doing genealogy. (Tetreault, Deneault, Racette, Schmidt, Richard, Giroux, Dyson, Miller, Blochlinger) just to name a few.

A Cemetery is a history of people, a perpetual record of yesterday and a sanctuary of peace today.
A Cemetery exists because every life is worth loving and remembering always.

THE RECORDING OF A CEMETERY
By Thelma Greene Reagan

Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where other cried
For Loved Ones whose lives are stilled.

Today our hearts were touched
By graves of tiny babies;
Snatched from the arms of loving kin,
In the heartbreak of the ages.

Today we saw where the grandparents lay
In the last sleep of their time;
Lying under the trees and clouds -
Their beds kissed by the sun and wind.

Today we wondered about an unmarked spot;
Who lies beneath this hollowed ground?
Was it a babe, child, young or old?
No indication could be found.

Today we saw where Mom and Dad lay.
We had been here once before
On a day we'd all like to forget,
But will remember forever more.

Today we recorded for kith and kin
The graves of ancestors past;
To be preserved for generations hence,
A record we hope will last.

Cherish it, my friend; preserve it, my friend,
For stones sometimes crumble to dust
And generations of folks yet to come
Will be grateful for your trust.

The Ancestor
Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marble 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 how you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.

~ Walter Butler Palmer, 1906 ~
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Julene Gernant Dumit
Obit for Hilda Springer
Thanks much for the obit. I have added it to her memorial.

Blessings.
Added by Julene Gernant Dumit on Jun 01, 2015 7:49 PM
Don Moe
RE: Moe's in Scandia
Thanks so much for the obits on Alvin & Irene Moe. I have made the changes and thanks again!
Added by Don Moe on Jun 01, 2015 12:53 PM
Law-Miller Roots
RE: Geist @ Hutchinson Memorial Park
Thanks for letting me know. Appreciate it, and have updated her memorial.
Added by Law-Miller Roots on May 24, 2015 7:05 PM
Law-Miller Roots
Geist @ Hutchinson Memorial Park
Thanks for sending the obituary for Emma (Thompson) Geist; I've added to her memorial. Do you have the newspaper name and publication date?
~ Marilyn
Added by Law-Miller Roots on May 22, 2015 5:55 PM
Cheryl White
Gertrude Genevieve Wisbey Crum
Thanks for the obit, which I have added to her page.
Added by Cheryl White on May 13, 2015 5:24 AM
Fred Mattox
Sr Borromeo Bouchard #86323649
You have made my day with a great catch. I had almost given up on Sr. Borromeo until I took a wild shot and a very broad search. i found your listing and the obit. She was a 1st cousin twice removed.
I never knew her of course but it helped with some completion on her family. Her parents were by Great-great aunt and uncle on her mother's side.
Her name on her baptismal record was Marie Emma Stella Bouchard



Thanks also for the poems that you have on your page. They are beautiful.

Fred Mattox
Added by Fred Mattox on May 11, 2015 1:44 PM
Dave Smith
Clara Tomkins Smith
Rainbow, thank you for the rose on my grandmother's page.
Added by Dave Smith on Apr 29, 2015 6:09 PM
Mary Ann Dunwoody
Memorial# 74724189, Jack Andrew Wooten
Hello Rainbow, Jack Wooten was my uncle (my mom's twin sister's 1st husband). If you are not related to him, I would very much like to take over management of his memorial if you are willing. Thanks for your consideration of my request. Mary Ann Dunwoody
Added by Mary Ann Dunwoody on Apr 29, 2015 11:19 AM
Joan Kobernik Hoeft
RE: Chester Dyson
You are welcome. Always glad to help.
Added by Joan Kobernik Hoeft on Apr 25, 2015 11:07 PM
Joan Kobernik Hoeft
Chester Dyson
Also put on Wife Edith & daughter June's headstones.
Added by Joan Kobernik Hoeft on Apr 25, 2015 7:14 PM
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