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Tim Naab (#47480386)
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Bio Photo Death is only physical for the redeemed. Where will you be in 50 yrs, 60 yrs, 100 yrs.?

I picked up a new hobby. I photograph tombstones for people who are researching a genealogy. After a couple of weeks walking through cemeteries I began to notice the neglected graves. Many of these neglected graves say "MOTHER" or "FATHER" ...followed by their names, dates of birth and death. I see many graves from the 1920s that have no flowers, no sign of anyone tending it. Weeds growing around it, ants or some other animal or insect has burrowed under the tombstone and it is tilted. I read their names and think how the parents of "MOTHER" or "FATHER" shed tears of joy at their birth and how their children shed tears of sorrow at their death. They were typical persons. While young they felt immortal, life would last forever as a youth. They felt indestructible. Then they aged and suddenly found themselves past their youth, health failing, their mortality became evident. "MOTHER" and "FATHER" passed away and the children wept in their loss. Life goes on and they tell stories to their children and grandchildren. They begin by saying, "remember when "MOTHER" "FATHER"" did this or that or said something amusing or a word of wisdom? But now even their children are passed away and the new generation feels immortal and indestructible, with no need to go to a cemetery. Even the place where "MOTHER" or "FATHER" are buried may no longer be remembered. No more tears of joy nor tears of weeping, no more stories of, "remember when.". We also will one day be where "MOTHER" and "FATHER" are, a tombstone that leans and no one remembering where we were buried. This life is nothing more than a breath of air, a puff of smoke, vapor that dissipates quickly and is soon forgotten.
Christ was killed 2000 yrs ago. Stories of His are still told, he is still quoted. Why? Because He rose from the dead and lives forever. He died to pay my debt. Even when the world forgets me, Christ still knows me.



Any duplicate entries, that I may have created, are unintentional. Please go to the duplicate entry, click on the "EDIT" tab and leave me a message. Thanks Tim
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Sande
Stull
Thank you Tim for transferring my grandmother
Added by Sande on Jan 30, 2015 6:24 PM
Sande
Gladys Stull
Could you please transfer my grandmother #79790186 to me. Thank you

Sande
47519102
Added by Sande on Jan 30, 2015 3:07 PM
Edd Marks
Kinchloe
You have a memorial in Ivy Hill Cem. There is a memorial for same lady in Old Ivy Hill Cem. They are 2 different cem. I believe she is in Old Ivy Hill.
#136969774
Added by Edd Marks on Jan 22, 2015 10:02 AM
SusanG
Northcutt in Dodge Grove Cemeteries
Hi! On Henry Ransom Northcutt, Jr and Mary Jean Northcutt who are buried in Dodge Grove Cemetery, Mattoon, Coles County, Illinois...could you put on their findagrave that there is no stones.
I had someone search there for them and they said there were no stones.
This will help so others do not do picture reqests...
Thanks Susan
Added by SusanG on Jan 18, 2015 2:26 PM
Rosemary Nordstrom
Emily Lindsay Jewell
Hello! Please consider transferring my third great-grandmother's memorial to me. Thank you!
Added by Rosemary Nordstrom on Jan 18, 2015 12:45 AM
BjJ
Thos. Jefferson Portlock tombstone photo
I wanted to just drop a note and thank you for taking the tombstone of Thomas Jefferson Portlock in Todd Cemetery, Willow Hill. For his 3rd wife, he married my Great Great Grandmother Rachel Jones shortly before her death. That marriage was one I was unaware of until just a few years ago. We had looked for his stone on a trip there but were unable to find it because our time was a bit limited. I just ran across it on his memorial and was happy to see he had one and that it's been added. It does fill in a bit of info for me. Keep up the good work!
Added by BjJ on Jan 12, 2015 7:05 PM
Mary Beth Newland Ross
Earl E. Weaver
Please consider transferring my uncle's Find A Grave Memorial# 70117502 to me. Thank you.
Added by Mary Beth Newland Ross on Jan 02, 2015 1:09 PM
Wanda Scott Crist
Mr. Naab
Please consider transfering my uncle Calvin # 70104307 to me. My contributor # is 46885601. Thanks Wanda Crist
Added by Wanda Scott Crist on Dec 26, 2014 12:54 PM
barrettr135
Memorial 70109721
I requested parent links for Brada Martin a while. There's older sponsored memorials for her parents so I'll be making the same link request again.
Added by barrettr135 on Nov 25, 2014 5:52 PM
Sande
Stull
Tim, I would appreciate if you could transfer my Grandmother Gladys Stull and Uncle Orville Stull to me. #79790186 & 79791119.

Thank you

Sande
47519102
Added by Sande on Nov 22, 2014 7:20 PM
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