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Dark hills at evening in the west,
Where sunset hovers like a sound
Of golden horns that sang to rest
Old bones of warriors under ground,
Far now from all the bannered ways
Where flash the legions of the sun,
You fade--as if the last of days
Were fading, and all wars were done.
(The Dark Hills by Edward Arlington Robinson, first published in 1920)
O Memory! thou midway world
‘Twixt earth and paradise,
Where things decayed and loved ones lost
In dreamy shadows rise,
And, freed from all that's earthly vile,
Seem hallowed, pure, and bright,
Like scenes in some enchanted isle,
All bathed in liquid light.
(Verses 2 and 3 from My Childhood's Home I See Again, a poem written by Abraham Lincoln and published in the Quincy [Illinois] Whig by editor Andrew Johnston, 1847)
And am I born to die
To lay this body down
And must my trembling spirit fly
Into a world unknown
(first verse of 47b Idumea from The Sacred Harp hymnal, original text by Charles Wesley)
A tended cemetery is itself a living creature of earth and candles and flowers. But when there are no living to remember the stories and faces and names of a cemetery's dead, a cemetery dies.
(Time's Magpie by Myla Goldberg)
Es heißt nicht sterben
Lebt man in den Herzen
der Menschen fort, die man
(Zitat auf einem Grabstein auf dem jüdischen Friedhof Ullstadt, ursprünglich aus dem Buch Charakter vom schottischen Schriftsteller und Reformer Samuel Smiles)
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|William Cole||Boss at Briar Hill|
Thank you for the information. It has been added.
I like the Edward Robinson quote. I always liked his poetry.
|Linda and William S.||Walter T. Wissink in Cedar Grove Cemetery|
When I was at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Cedar Grove, Wisconsin, I found the gravestone of Walter T. Wissink & I see that there is a photo of his gravestone.
However, on the back of his parents' gravestone, lies another inscription of Walter Wissink but here it says "Died in France" & I'll try & submit this photo soon.
|Stone Branches||RE: Deans 98867361 & 94254116|
We're cousins! George Dean was my husband's grandmother, Bessie Debolt, brother. Thank you. I'll delete the memorials.
|Gale Boetius Perez||Earl Boldig|
Earl's middle name was Berthier and was born in Tigerton according to his draft records. His wife's name was Beatrice Irene. I don't have her maiden name, but she was born about 1904 in Wisconsin and died June 20, 1997 in Shaw. I may be able to find out more about her from ancestry.com.
I can send copies of his draft records and censuses if you like.
Earl was a grandson of Johanna Tullberg, who was my great-aunt. My great uncle Carl John Tullberg also served in Company F in France (findagrave 99905645). Have you seen this website with photos of Company F:
|Cindy Hardin||RE: Boldig again|
Hi Chris, I posted Earl Boldig's other photo to your memorial. Norwegian National and Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery are actually the same cemetery. If you are interested, search "Shawano County Cemeteries" at www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ where I found that out. There is also some other information there on unmarked graves and headstones leaning against a building. Hope this helps.
|s brown||Calvert Cemetery, Calvert, Texas|
Thank you for providing the identification of the burial of Guy Abner Mims in this cemetery. Memorial #116295433.
We walked that entire cemetery two years ago looking for any Mims burials and located none.
Can you tell me where this grave is located in that cemetery, about where on a map, anything you can provide? I don't expect we can return there anytime soon as we are several states away. Appreciate whatever you can/will share. Thank you again.
Added by s brown on Oct 04, 2013 3:04 PM
|Karen Williams Thorne from Orem Utah||Ephraim Williams|
Thanks so much for trying to find the headstone! I appreciate you efforts and the information. Karen
|angel searcher||Lakewood Park-Hileman|
Thank you for the additional information, I have added it. I also wanted to say, you are so very polite and kind when asking to add information to a memorial, I appreciate that so very much.
Thank you for finding and photographing my great-grandfather's grave.
|Bruce Kappele||A Thank You|
The area on the Elizabeth Bassett grave was supposed to be cleaned up. They have not done that as they said they would. They promised they would within a month. I am going to check back with them in a month. Would you consider taking the pic again, thank you for your work, it is commendable.
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