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S. Keen (#47047036)
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Ancestors of so long ago,
I'll search until I find.

Till I can prove and clearly show,
that you are truly mine.

I'll follow behind your trail of tears,
the hidden footprints of time.

Covered and buried throughout the years,
and continue each mountain to climb.

I'll search every faraway seaside shore,
and every valley below.

I'll unlock each and every door,
as my own teardrops flow.

I'll unearth the buried history of you,
and your own ancestral kin,

I'll search for that all important clue,
and open my heart to let you in.


Dear Ancestor,

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,
a hundred years ago -

Spreads 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 some day I would find the spot;
And come and visit you?


~ Those we love don't go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear ~
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Pat Arnold
Mrs Kenneth Eady
Obit added
Added by Pat Arnold on Apr 21, 2015 3:25 PM
Sara Rogers
I so appreicate you taking the time to photograph my great grand-father and grand-mother's gravestone at Greenlawn Cemetery. You've inspired me to add myself as a volunteer to also take photos.

Added by Sara Rogers on May 01, 2013 1:41 PM
M. Rutland
Price Photos
Thanks so much for posting the pictures.

Added by M. Rutland on Jan 29, 2013 8:06 PM
Randy Jobe
Thanks so much for taking these pics!
Added by Randy Jobe on Jan 27, 2013 4:30 AM
Thanks for the pictures you added for the Sims memorials. Mr. and Mrs. Sims were relatives of my wife.

Added by TCarrigan on Jan 26, 2013 3:27 PM
Carolyn Lamberth Johnson
Many thanks!
I appreciate the photo of marker for Mary Naomie (Omie) Roberts Dykes. Thank you for volunteering.
Added by Carolyn Lamberth Johnson on Jan 26, 2013 10:59 AM
Karen Theriot Reader
Theriot photo
Thanks for posting the photo for the T. H. Theriot memorial.
Added by Karen Theriot Reader on Jan 25, 2013 10:29 PM
Dennis Moore
Richard Linville Hall #29674262
Hello,will you kindly link Richard w his parents Claude Allie#91625542 and Martelia #91626311 or transfer him to me #47835104 he is my great granduncle, Thank You
Added by Dennis Moore on Nov 14, 2012 11:23 AM
RE: Joseph T Smith 79755975
tried transfer and it would not let me -- said I had already done so "?" the joys of glitches -- I will leave your notes regarding 'Smith' and try later Barbara
Added by Barbara on Oct 16, 2012 5:40 PM
Kim Lewis Lapham
RE: Freda Louise Joy
I added them. Sorry it took so long, I was locked out of old account and had to have them all transferred....
Added by Kim Lewis Lapham on Aug 16, 2012 12:28 PM
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