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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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Shirley Amberman Guenette
Thank You!
Thank you for transferring management of the findagrave for Leonide "Lennie" Guenette. It is most appreciative.
Added by Shirley Amberman Guenette on Oct 24, 2014 10:24 AM
Mary Lou Hanson
Alma Evans
Info has been added. Thank you.
Added by Mary Lou Hanson on Oct 23, 2014 10:13 AM
Squeak
Glenn Crewdson - Evergreen Cemetery, Oakland, CA
Hi!

Thank you for your email regarding his obituary. I added it just now. So sad that he was only 9 years old. =(

~Squeak
Added by Squeak on Oct 20, 2014 3:49 PM
Tina
Correction Gerald/Erma Reusch Dove
As the daughter of Gerald and Erma Reusch Dove, I would like to provide an update to your site information. Gerald and Erma Reusch Dove only had one deceased child in 1959 and that was Michael Eugene Dove. Thanks for your information on his site. It is always nice to be able to find out information about your genealogy that others share.
Added by Tina on Oct 12, 2014 6:44 AM
Richard Wesley
Charles and Lorna Ashley
Hello! I got the obits added to their memorials already!!
I grew up in Stafford! After I retired I decided it would be a good project to work on the burials of Stafford Cemetery...I found a list of names which allowed me to create about 3,000 of the more than 5,000 memorials on Findagrave.
If you find anymore obits, I will be glad to add them to my memorials!
REGARDS, RICHARD
Added by Richard Wesley on Oct 09, 2014 12:29 PM
Sue Henry
Eva Downey
Hi Maureen, I've added Mrs. Downeys obituary to her memorial. Thank you so much for sending. Hope all is well with you !! Sue
Added by Sue Henry on Oct 04, 2014 8:20 PM
Virginia Brown
Nannie Shultz
Hello,
Thanks for Nannie's obituary, which has been added to her memorial giving you credit.

Virginia
Added by Virginia Brown on Oct 04, 2014 4:22 PM
Neil Matheny
Find A Grave memorial for Ruby Pine.
Obit added. Thank you.
Added by Neil Matheny on Oct 02, 2014 6:40 PM
Cheryl Henry
RE: John Lowe's
Sorry, You will be receiving notification that you have both John Jacob and Marg. Lowe's photos, but you do not. I think I have my computer fixed, but it deleted the photos in my camera so I must retake the photos tomorrow. Thanks for your patience. Cheryl Henry
Added by Cheryl Henry on Sep 27, 2014 11:31 AM
Cheryl Henry
Lowe's
I have both of the photo'd taken, but, for some reason, they are coming onto Find A Grave as little (and I do mean little) photos. You cannot even read what
the stones say. I am getting my computer worked on this Sat. Hopefully, I will be able to upload all of the photos that I have at that time. If not, I may simply email them to someone else I know who uploads photos to Find A Grave. I'm so sorry if this is causing you a delay, but I will try to have it fixed by this Sat. Thanks for you patience. Cheryl Henry
Added by Cheryl Henry on Sep 25, 2014 9:43 AM
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