Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Squeak (#47437442)
 member for 5 years, 9 months, 28 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
Bio Photo UPDATE 2.11.15:

Please be patient as I will try to get to my emails as soon as I can. My father passed away on New Year's Eve and I was gone for a month, so I am a bit behind on things. Thanks for your patience. If you would like to leave flowers on my dad's memorial page, click on my dad's name, David Hernes.


Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow;
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle Autumn rain.

When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush,
Of quiet birds in circled flight;
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry
I am not there, I did not die

~Mary Elizabeth Frye (1932)
Her memorial page is #40647533


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.


Behold and see as you pass by
As you are now so once was I
As I am now so must you be
Prepare for death and follow me

(Taken from the headstone of my great-great-great-great-great-great uncle, Josephus Benoni Bellamy, whom died in 1777 at age 16)


The Recording of a Cemetery
by Thelma Greene Reagan

Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where others 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 hallowed 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)
His memorial page is #87759950


The Final Gift

Scatter me not to the restless winds
nor toss my ashes to the sea.
Remember now those years gone by
when loving gifts I gave to thee.
Remember now the happy times
the family ties we shared.
Don't leave my resting place unmarked
as though you never cared.
Deny me not one final gift
for all who come to see.
A single lasting proof that says I lived,
I loved and you loved me.

~ Rev. D.H. Cramer
Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 8,915 Memorials Added
 • 9,011 Memorials Managed
 • 29 Memorials/Week
 • 23,430 Photos
 • 1 Photo Request
 • 1,054 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 192 Virtual Flowers
 • 16 Virtual Cemeteries
 • 4 Fame Ratings
 • 1 Sponsorship
 • 79 Friends
Search Contributor's Records

First NameLast Name

Virtual Cemeteries
9/11 Victims (3)
Bellamy/Hall families and... (122)
Crime Victims (12)
Frech/Turmann/Becker/Bier... (7)
Friends (70)
Hernes/Blotz/Bradley Fami... (46)
Historical families (11)
Interesting memorials of ... (9)
Interesting stones I've t... (49)
Interesting Stones/Memori... (240)
[View all Virtual Cemeteries...]
Find A Grave Friends
1414Jan, 1web1, Adriana, Adrienne, Al Chilcote, Alexandra Montg..., Anne Shurtleff ..., April Lynn (Woo..., Athanatos , Beth Gatlin, Brian J. Ensley, Bruce Filgate, C Cyr, Carole Elizabet..., Cathleen , Cathy Combs, Clarence J. DIL..., countedx58, D&A Parnigoni, Dan Pitchford, [View all Find A Grave Friends...]
Messages left for Squeak (794)[Leave Message]
Melanie McComb
M Doherty
Thank you for taking a picture of the family plot.
Added by Melanie McComb on Dec 01, 2016 9:31 PM
Thomas Dolores Loya, Jr #145139511
Would you kindly transfer management of my Uncle's memorial to me Thank you
Added by spicycarnations on Nov 30, 2016 7:49 PM
Memorial transfer
Hi! Please could you transfer the following memorials over to me. I would like to add informnation and link to family members

Angelo Bacigalupi #122364348
Louise Bacigalupi #122364406
George Bacigalupi #122364365

Thank You
Denice 46955904
Added by Denice on Nov 19, 2016 9:08 AM
Bob Velke
Owen Gorman
I don't think that I previously thanked you for the photo of the plot for Owen Gorman. I came across the photo again today and thought of you. Sorry for the delay getting back to you! I appreciate your efforts.
Added by Bob Velke on Nov 14, 2016 6:11 AM
Diana Bringel Petersen
RE: John McAuliffe photo request - Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma, CA
Hi again, Is the McAuliffe stone for the "mass grave" the one that only says McAuliffe and it tall with an angel on top? (If I recall correctly).
Added by Diana Bringel Petersen on Nov 12, 2016 4:48 PM
Diana Bringel Petersen
RE: John McAuliffe photo request - Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma, CA
Thank you so much. I send that information to the person who initially prepared his Find A Grave page so that may help anyone else wanting a photo or information. You have been very helpful.
Added by Diana Bringel Petersen on Nov 05, 2016 3:57 PM
Diana Bringel Petersen
RE: John McAuliffe photo request - Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma, CA
Thank you for the info. Can I manage the page? I would like to include that information, or maybe you will do,that. I have seen the McAuliffe plot stone but didn't know there were no individual inscriptions. Baby John's grandmother Catherine Fitzgerald McAuliffe was my great aunt. My grandmother May Stella Wilson lived with her and her husband in 1900 after my great grandparents died in Sonora, CA.
Added by Diana Bringel Petersen on Nov 04, 2016 12:48 AM
Lynn Landry
Charles Filbarn
Thank you so much for the cemetery photo and additional information. I really appreciate your time.
Added by Lynn Landry on Oct 28, 2016 5:57 PM
Maria Williams Murrah
171309497 Edward Manning
God Bless you my dear for providing his burial location. I am trying to learn how to look this information up. It takes me awhile to catch on as I am older God Bless YOU!!!! Marie
Added by Maria Williams Murrah on Oct 28, 2016 2:59 PM
RE: re: Nutley photo requests, Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma, CA
Thank you for the message and for going the extra mile! Will look at my list and add these also. 😀
Added by woodsyOR on Oct 26, 2016 4:35 AM
[View all messages...]

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service