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Ruth Breslin (#46604179)
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Walking, I am listening to a deeper way.
Suddenly all my ancestors are behind me.
Be still, they say. Watch and listen.
You are the result of the love of thousands.
~ Linda Hogan (1947-present)

"No love, no friendship, can cross the path of our destiny without leaving some mark on it forever." 

~ Francois Mocuriac

THE FORGOTTEN GRAVE, by Emily Dickinson

After a hundred years
Nobody knows the place, --
Agony, that enacted there,
Motionless as peace.

Weeds triumphant ranged,
Strangers strolled and spelled
At the lone orthography
Of the elder dead.

Winds of summer fields
Recollect the way, --
Instinct picking up the key
Dropped by memory.

by JOHN MASEFIELD (1878-1967) found after his death in a note left for his"Heirs, Administrators, and Assigns":

Let no religious rite be done or read
In any place for me when I am dead,
But burn my body into ash, and scatter
The ash in secret into running water,
Or on the windy down, and let none see;
And then thank God that there's an end of me.

A COUNTRY BURIAL, by Emily Dickinson

Ample make this bed.
Make this bed with awe;
In it wait till judgment break
Excellent and fair.

Be its mattress straight,
Be its pillow round;
Let no sunrise' yellow noise
Interrupt this ground.

"They say such nice things about people at their funerals that it makes me sad that I'm going to miss mine by just a few days."
~ Garrison Keillor
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Bill Hardin
Are you my cousin?
Ruth Breslin,
John N. Hardin Jr. was my Grandfather. I never met him but did meet my Aunt Mary and her two girls at Grandma Agnes' house in Florida back in the 60's
Any relation?
Added by Bill Hardin on Mar 19, 2014 10:57 AM
Gerry Jean
Pratt family
I just claimed your requests for the Pratt family. I always check the Holy Cross data base ( to verify the locations; I found that Hannah (1915) and Stephen (1953) are also buried in the same T-25-36 spot as Helen, Robert (2), and Deborah. The memorial pages are already there so just create 2 more requests and I'll include them when I venture out to H.C. ... maybe Wed.
Added by Gerry Jean on Mar 17, 2014 5:00 PM
Henry Meyer, III
Thank you, Ruth, for providing bio information for Mr. Meyer.
It has been added to his Memorial Page.
Added by SJO on Mar 17, 2014 11:22 AM
M.T. researcher
RE: Hardin Cemetery
No problem, my pleasure. Mike
Added by M.T. researcher on Mar 10, 2014 10:26 AM
RE: William Zopher Herndon and Matilda Caroline Herndon
It is my pleasure to transfer memorials to someone I know will take care of them and continue to keep them updated.
Added by Carrie PARLER-GIBSON on Mar 07, 2014 5:07 AM
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Thank you for sponsoring the memorial for
Matilda Caroline Herndon Williams.

I have noticed what a great job you do on your memorials so I transferred this memorial as well as her father's over to your care.

Added by Carrie PARLER-GIBSON on Feb 24, 2014 10:33 AM
Sydney Haines Stephens
RE: Dr. Charles Chandler, #27138682
Thanks, Ruth!
Added by Sydney Haines Stephens on Feb 04, 2014 12:43 PM
Sydney Haines Stephens
Dr. Charles Chandler, #27138682
Thank you so much for adding the photo to Charles Chandler's memorial! May I ask where it came from? He was my 3x-great-grandfather.

Sydney Stephens
Added by Sydney Haines Stephens on Feb 04, 2014 12:11 PM
Kelli Smith
Oak Park Cemetery

There are two graves, one for Lizzie Vaile and the other for Susanna Vaile, that I photos of.

I noticed that they weren't requested, but you may find interesting.

Let me know!

Added by Kelli Smith on Sep 19, 2013 2:07 PM
Bob Olsen
John R Hardin
Buried in Soldiers Section Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond Va. exact location Unknown, According to Chris Ferguson, Author of " Southerners at Rest." Page 117
Added by Bob Olsen on Jul 23, 2013 2:21 PM
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