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Old Bones (#47251769)
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Bio Photo 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
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 someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.


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If anyone has an addition or correction to anything I have posted please contact me and I will quickly correct it. I am more than happy to turn over ownership to anyone who requests it. AND PLEASE IF YOU SEE THAT I HAVE ENTERED A NAME TWICE, PLEASE TELL ME ABOUT IT. It is easy to make a duplicate without realizing it.


Also -- another FindAGrave contributor wrote this... I think it says it all:

Please note: This is NOT a numbers game, Nor a "who has who" game here. Some of us are serious about getting names & photos of headstones that are not going to be around and making memorial pages. That is what this is about, making/recording that person lived and died. Like many, I spend long, long hours either in a cemetery, or adding memorial pages to Findagrave.com. I would love to see some of the headstones of family members that were in the 1700 & 1800 of my family, but that isn't going to happen as many are gone.

It doesn't matter who has the memorial page, the important thing is that someone cared enough to make a memorial page to honor that person and that is what findagrave.com is all about. Honoring the deceased, NOT who has what memorial or how many that they have. Thanks!
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Rob Steward
Transfer
Thank you very much for the transfer of Emerson Lesser from Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Rob
Added by Rob Steward on Apr 14, 2015 8:21 PM
Patricia Z
RE: Miller's, Solar's, and Van Dam's
You're welcome!
Added by Patricia Z on Apr 09, 2015 10:19 AM
Wanda (Kriner) Mixell
Transfer of Mark and Luella Hixson
I know that you have put many hours into your research, and I thank you. Would you please consider transferring my Uncle Mark and Aunt Louella's memorials to me. Their memorial numbers are 65394627 and 65394669.
Respectfully,
Wanda
contributor #48345898
Added by Wanda (Kriner) Mixell on Apr 03, 2015 4:31 PM
Rob Steward
Transfer
Thank you very much for the transfer of Christine Hieber from Oak Grove Cemetery.
Rob
Added by Rob Steward on Mar 24, 2015 7:04 PM
Rob Steward
Transfers
Thank you very much for the transfer of Fred and Clara Kalmbach from Lodi Cemetery.
Rob
Added by Rob Steward on Mar 23, 2015 7:55 PM
Rob Steward
Transfer
Thank you very much for the transfer of Regina Zwinck from Lodi Cemetery.
Rob
Added by Rob Steward on Mar 23, 2015 7:50 PM
G Eynon
Hannorah & T. Frank Duris
Hello and many thanks for all your work. You have listed a number of my relatives whose graves I would have otherwise found. May I please take over Hannorah Duris #81994170 and T. Frank Duris #81993769. Hannorah is my 2nd great aunt. Thanks again . . . Gail
Added by G Eynon on Mar 20, 2015 2:45 PM
David McInturff
Beatrice I McEndarffer Baugher
Thanks so much for the quick transfer. I appreciate that.
Added by David McInturff on Mar 01, 2015 11:21 AM
James Edwards
Charles Thomas Edwards
Thank you so much for the transfer of the memorial for my brother Charles Thomas Edwards. I truly appreciate your setting this up so soon after his death.
Jim Edwards
Added by James Edwards on Feb 17, 2015 9:32 PM
Nadra Curtis
Ira Everett Williams
Thank you for reuniting Uncle Everett with the rest of the family!!
Added by Nadra Curtis on Feb 17, 2015 12:13 PM
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