I work as a florist, I deal with funerals almost every day. Throughout the world, sympathy flowers have played an important role in funeral customs because of their fragrant beauty and comforting qualities. What's more, they serve as a herald of hope reminding us of the spirit of life. In ancient times, tradition called for loved ones to use flowers and herbs to anoint the bodies of the deceased, while aromatic flowers and plants were used to decorate the burial site. Today, flowers remain one of the most beautiful ways to express our condolences when words fail us. During times of sorrow, sympathy flowers are messengers of hope when it's needed most. To me I look at a funeral as the time for the bride to meet her bride groom. The Casket spray is the bridal bouquet and the flowers from love ones and friends are the brides maids bouquets. After all Our Lord is the Brides Groom and one day He is coming again.
When I visit the Cemetery's in the East Texas Area it like a family reunion most of the time. Seams like I know almost every one. Guess that could mean I am getting old. ha ha heeeeee not me. My family reads like this, Griffin, Mason, Arnold, Cristian, Jernigan, Barber, Morris, Sparks, Bradberry, Foly, Pontremoli, Gothard, Derrington, Goode, Fisher, Gingerich, Cross, Wright, Van Devender, and more...My 4h great grandfather was a Caption Major in the Revolutionary War in he 1700's
RE: Harry Florey #39080526 Thank you so much for the transfer of Harry Florey and his wife. I certainly would accept you on your generous offer for the transfer of the other Floreys in the Overton Cemetery. They are all kin and I will take great care of their memorials. Thanks again, Edward Florey
I am the great nephew of Harry Florey. You maintain his memorial on Find a Grave, and I would surely appreciate it if you would transfer it over to me. I have some more biographical information and several links I would like to add.
John David Cone Thank you for your kindness! I am working so hard on this family and I really appreciate you. I may have never found them without your contributions to that cemetery! Happy Holidays! Jo Roberts
photos Hello, I am working on my husbands family tree and William C Wilson is a cousin. I wonder if you might give permission to use the photos on his tree.Thanks and good job....Helen member #47191667
RE: Mason Cemetery No but I am glad to know that there is one. Whitehouse Cemetery has a service the first Sunday after Memorial Day each year and my sister and aunt will be going out there. I am going to try to attend next year but since I live 700 miles away, it isn't all that easy. Hope you have a great time at the Mason event.