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<-- My sons, Sean and Eric, and myself, several years ago.|
The older you get, the more deaths it seems, or maybe I was just too young to know the difference. I wanted something to memorialize members of my family and friends.
My cousin found out that in our Scovill line we come from three Mayflower passengers; John Howland, Elizabeth Tilley, and Richard Warren.
The majority of the memorials I made are family and some are very close family friends.
For all those that took my family pictures and used them on Ancestry, you weren't supposed to copy them unless you ask me first, and it would have been nice for anyone of you to say "Hey, I used your picture on my family tree!" I would have replied with something like "Lets see how we are related!"
Discovering who your ancestors are is one thing, but reading about them even if its just an obituary tells you something about them as a person, not just another leaf in the tree. Seeing their final resting place is a type of closure for me.
I'm looking for any information on Scovill, Hill, Gear, Parlett, Lawton, Shields, Weilbacher, Frierdich, Murrah.
Please don't add any music to my interments. If you have a picture for one of my memorials you'd like to add, go ahead, but please let me know so I can see it! Thanks!
If I've left flowers on a memorial, that doesnt mean that I know them. It could be that I was flowering random names, or I got there by following links from other memorials. I've flowered over 30,000 memorials, and I probably only knew a very small percentage of those people.
This was posted in the forums, and I think it pretty much sums up how most of us feel about graving and looking for our ancestors.
Your tombstone stands among the rest
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled 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
Spread out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.
THE RECORDING OF A CEMETERY
By Thelma Greene Reagan
Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where other 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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I have a headstone for Steve now and posted it on his page. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=121869184
Added by Phyl on Mar 25, 2015 8:43 PM
It's okay. I wasn't feeling the best because I have been compiling databases of murdered children and I am feeling a little sensitive anyway. There are so MANY and so many with no memorials at all. It is upsetting and I am getting obsessed. I didn't mean to upset you!!!
Peace out! If you need anything, let me know. I think we have a Scovill Hill Cemetery here in town (Bloomington, IL) and I was wondering if any of them are your Scovills? I don't exactly live there but it is nearby and if you'd like, I would be happy to go over there and see what I can find. Please, accept my apologies.
Added by lisse on Mar 24, 2015 6:18 PM
I can't seem to find it now but it was a child's page. I shouldn't have said anything because it is something a lot of people do on here: create a memorial and then tell others what they may or may not post there. Memorials that are owned by this website too, so that is another issue I guess? Anyway, sorry again do what thou wilt.
No hard feelings, hopefully.
Added by lisse on Mar 24, 2015 11:01 AM
I understand how you feel but I am tired of seeing people use this website in order to lecture others and I don't agree that a memorial is the proper place to vent your frustrations with the human race. If your photos are so precious, then why are you posting them on the internet? Just saying. Sorry.
Added by lisse on Mar 23, 2015 11:06 PM
|JARROTT P. COX||I agree|
I have thousands of my photos on ancestry that means I have thousands of my family members who are thieves. I gladly let people use my grave stone photos if they give me credit so people will know where to go to find more info, and I know them to. And I think if some spent $ and time taking photo they at least deserve credit. Some times I travel several hundred miles and go thru untold misery to take photos like walking all over entire cemetery's I think its very little to ask to be given credit. Any way that's my rant of the day, thank for letting me vent. Jarrott
|Barbara Blum||Erin House|
|Pam B-F||Fannie Scott|
Thank you, Sherry for the obituary. Keep up the good work!
Added by Pam B-F on Mar 21, 2015 11:05 PM
|Kim Brown||Madison cemeteries|
Glad to help any way I can...I'd like to share your first "poem" on your Contributor page if that's ok with you....several other genealogists in the family!
|Kim Brown||The Jones Family|
Hi,Sherry and thanks for your suggestions on the Jones family. If you'd like to manage these Memorials they were photographed on a random trip to that cemetery and are not my family. Otherwise, I'll get to the suggestions....Kim
|Lila Cole||Jennie/Jenny Strode Stone|
Thank you for the transfer. It will be much easier to update the bio section and all with control of the page for now.
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