|Doug & Marilyn Parman (#43900458)|
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I have always been interested in cemeteries. As a teenager we would stop at old cemeteries and we would read the old headstones. |
In 1981 while going through my mother-in-law's keepsakes I came across an obit for her uncle who had died young. I was taken by the wording and I want to find out more about him. I was hooked. We have traveled to many states looking in cemeteries and libraries.
My husband, Doug and I retired in 2008. We live in Modesto, California. We now have lots of time to work on our family research. We have a daughter, Jennifer and a son, Kevin. Kevin is married to Glena; they have a son, Shawn, he was born in 2004. Our grandson, Shawn is our reward after many years of long hours of work.
I registered years ago but just started using the site Feb 2009; I also volunteered to look up graves in our area. Shawn and I put on our detective's hats and went to investigate. It was very rewarding.
If I have added in any of your family I will be happy to transfer the memorial to you. You may use any photo that I have posted, that is what we are all about SHARING information and finding our loved ones final resting place. It would be nice if you gave us the credit for the photo or info, so we could learn more from others also.
Some of our family names are: Parman: Petty: Ervin: Wade: Harmon: Wilson: McCall: Lawler: Hodges: Mann: Stuart: Smyth: Waddle: Kelso: Maple:
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 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.
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Thank you so much for the picture!!
Added by mmbari on Mar 28, 2015 11:20 AM
|BLV||Lena and Benjamin Smart|
What a wonderful volunteer service you do for us that a looking for family and friends. It so good of you to post the nice headstone photos.
Can't thank you enough!
Added by BLV on Mar 27, 2015 10:36 AM
|jack||Carl LeRoy Brown|
I want to thankyou for getting the photo of Carl LeRoy Brown's marker. I really appreciate your time and effort to do this. Thank you again, Jack Brown
Added by jack on Mar 20, 2015 9:26 AM
|Nancy Harris||Photo for Harvey Sauls|
The photo for Harvey's memorial looks just great! Thank you so much for taking the time take it.
|Patricia Farley||Grover Taylor|
Thank you so much for the picture of great-uncle Grover's grave marker!!!
|Sharon Thiessen||Charles, Emma, Harold Vine|
Wow, same day service. Thank you so much. I've been looking for these for a long time! Very much appreciated.
|R Passmore||Asa Bacon|
Thank you for taking the time to get this photo. I appreciate it very much.
I want to thank you very much for the photo of Jessie Brown's marker. Really appreciate your time and effort. Jack
Added by jack on Mar 12, 2015 7:00 PM
|Bev Bailey||RE: Julia E Smyth Frainer|
Yes, you may use my photo. Happy to share. Thank you for asking.
|John Winning||Cora Hudson|
Thanks again for taking another headstone photo for me. Hope everything is okay with your family.
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