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Al (#46980136)
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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 a heartbreak of the ages.
Today we saw there 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 lied 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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Kathleen Hewins
Lorraine Hammond
Al,

I want to thank you for your time in taking the photo of my Aunt, she was a pistol of a lady, and her stone was perfect. Please have a wonderful Holiday Season with your family,

Kathleen
Added by Kathleen Hewins on Nov 27, 2016 3:27 PM
Judi McGarvey
Kaye Ward Vinson
Hi Al,
Thanks so much for providing the picture of my cousin's grave marker! -- judi mcg
Added by Judi McGarvey on Nov 27, 2016 12:23 PM
Mary Ann
RE: Dorothy Dilks Warning
Thanks for catching this. I deleted one of them.
Added by Mary Ann on Nov 08, 2016 8:55 AM
debbie donehower-adams
George Donehower (1858-1908)
Thank you so very much for taking a photo of my GGF brother's grave! I would love to add information I have. Shall I do so directly to his Find A Grave ?
Added by debbie donehower-adams on Nov 06, 2016 11:01 AM
Patricia Moore
Ann Crothers
Hi Al. I have submitted a request to the memorial of William Crothers to add Ann as his spouse so I will be declining your request but wanted to provide a reason as a lot of folks don't read the decline reason. Thanks for your efforts. Pat
Added by Patricia Moore on Oct 02, 2016 5:23 AM
Rich Vance
Uploading photos
Hi Al,
When uploading photos with Find A Grave's Beta "Upload and Transcribe" program, please do not include photos of headstones with no date of death unless you know for a fact that the person is deceased.

Most of them are "pre-need" stones and will cause invalid pre-need memorials to be created when transcribed.

Thanks, Rich
Added by Rich Vance on Sep 30, 2016 7:15 PM
Mary Harrell-Sesniak
RE: Mary Hannigan
I saw the maiden name on her death certificate on Ancestry.
Added by Mary Harrell-Sesniak on Aug 24, 2016 8:19 AM
Linda Decker
RE: Beechwood Cemetary
Thanks Al. I'll try and reach them next week.
Added by Linda Decker on Apr 23, 2016 8:19 PM
Everlastings
Samuel Fullaway 102926988
Just discovered the photo you added to his site. Thanks so much.
Added by Everlastings on Apr 22, 2016 2:05 PM
NicoleM1012
John & Annie Brenton
Al,

Thank you very much for photographing my 2nd great grandparents headstones, I truly appreciate it!!

~Nicole
Added by NicoleM1012 on Mar 02, 2016 5:42 AM
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