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Squeak (#47437442)
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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, go to my search box and put in "David Hernes". That's my dad.

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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


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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.

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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)

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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.

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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
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Lynda West Hahn
RE: Joseph Poland, IOOF Cemetery, Saratoga
Thank you for adding this memorial!
Added by Lynda West Hahn on Apr 12, 2015 1:46 PM
Clifford Laureno
Prola Memorials
Squeak,

Thank you for the heads-up about the Santa Clara Mission Cemetery. It is really appreciated.

Cliff
Added by Clifford Laureno on Mar 31, 2015 12:33 PM
Carrie
RE: Florence Cunningham, Santa Clara Mission memorial # 126519345
Thanks for adding the info on the Cunningham family!
Carrie
Added by Carrie on Mar 31, 2015 6:17 AM
Jane Hall
RE: Ida M Benjamin # 33093060
You are so awesome I cannot thank you enough for all your help my email address is grannyjane2@gmail.com I will be waiting for the info thanks again. Jane Leitholt Hall I almost forgot Mackin was a married name she is my great grandmother on my mothers side.
Added by Jane Hall on Mar 21, 2015 6:11 PM
Jane Hall
Ida M Benjamin # 33093060
First off Im so sorry for your loss. I would like to thank you for all you do on Find A Grave. We thank you so much, as we cant get to our loved ones graves and you are so kind to do that for us. I would also like to know if you would allow me to post your picture of Idas headstone on my ancestry.com family tree. I thank you for taking the time to read this and I will be waiting for your reply. Thanks again
Jane Leitholt Hall
Added by Jane Hall on Mar 19, 2015 7:14 PM
Laura Macias
RE: John L. Kane - Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma, CA
Thank you so much for the information. Yes this is the Kane I am searching for.
Added by Laura Macias on Mar 13, 2015 5:05 PM
Laura Burger
William Reidy
Thank you for filling in where William is buried, i really appreciate it. I was sorry to read about your father.

Respectfully!

Laura

*William's great granddaughter*
Added by Laura Burger on Mar 10, 2015 9:02 PM
Steffy
RE: Edward Page, Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma, CA
Looking for Edward (maybe Edwin?) Page, married to Louisa. Kids include Perryman F. Page, Delilah (Page) Jones, John E. Page, Joseph H. Page, S. David Page and Delphine (Page) Booth.

Does this help?
Added by Steffy on Mar 03, 2015 6:40 PM
LEM
RE: George Schiller, Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma, CA
Thanks so much!
Added by LEM on Mar 02, 2015 11:51 AM
Leslie Morrissey
RE: Cecelia Della Santina, Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma, CA
I actually remember my great aunt Lena. How did you find the birth year of Cecelia? My best guess was about 1907 but I could not find anything verifiable. From the ship log I can now try and track down my great grandmother's uncle who lived in SF when she came to the US in 1913. Thx for the info on my grandmother and your great work with Find a Grave. You are awesome, Leslie
Added by Leslie Morrissey on Mar 02, 2015 9:03 AM
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