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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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PBadtram
RE: Hyzer photo
You're very welcome!
Added by PBadtram on May 19, 2016 9:39 PM
Janet K
Clark and Shook family members
Hello "Old Bones",

I want to thank you...AGAIN...for all of your help, kindness and patience with me as I sent edits for the people in these families. I am not related, so I am not asking you to transfer management.
I just want to point out to EVERYONE how helpful and kind you are. I don't know how you manage so many....so gracefully and quickly. I struggle at times with the memorials I manage and I have FAR fewer, so I have a grasp (although just slightly...smiling) of all of the time commitment you have invested in your memorials.
You're AMAZING and many people will be blessed to have your memorials to reference.
Thank you....more than words can express!
Keep up the good work!
Sincerely,
(with respect and admiration)
Janet
Added by Janet K on May 18, 2016 6:48 AM
Yvonne Smith
Catherine Hood Jacokes
#57366739

She is my 4th g-grandmother. I was wondering if you would be so kind, to transfer this one to me so that I might add her mother, a daughter and her husband?

Thanks in advance and thank you for creating the memorial.
Added by Yvonne Smith on May 07, 2016 11:14 PM
Don Bedwell
Marx
Thank you so much for posting their memorials and for the Marx transfers. It helps me out so much to connect my family together on Findagrave.
Added by Don Bedwell on May 02, 2016 6:05 PM
Modfreak
RE: Fairview Cemetery in Ann Arbor, MI
Got it! Thank you so much.
Added by Modfreak on Apr 28, 2016 8:27 AM
Modfreak
RE: Fairview Cemetery in Ann Arbor, MI
Looking at the map on the Find A Grave cemetery side- what would the very back, right side of it be??? The map lists Kellogg St., Wright St., Longshore Dr..... Can you be more specific???
Thank you
Added by Modfreak on Apr 27, 2016 9:21 PM
Modfreak
Fairview Cemetery in Ann Arbor, MI
Hello,
You've posted some photos to this cemetery and I am wondering if you know what section U of M uses when they bury their body donations???

Thank you,
Added by Modfreak on Apr 27, 2016 4:57 PM
William Carlton Wade
Helen Ann Swikowski-Egbert
Thank you for updating Helen's recent passing on April 11, 2016. I have just now created a memorial for her son Ivan William Egbert who died 6 days later on the 17. He will be cremated. Bill was a devoted son so I'm so thankful for your memorial to his mother and father. Bill was the husband of my niece and I knew his mother quite well. A dear sweet lady.
Added by William Carlton Wade on Apr 18, 2016 9:43 AM
Paul Thompson
RE: Stanley C Baggs (1918 - 1998)
Thank you, Sir!
Added by Paul Thompson on Apr 04, 2016 3:36 PM
Paul Thompson
Stanley C Baggs (1918 - 1998)

Find A Grave Memorial# 111957015

Ole Stanley some how got mixed up with my Baggs, he is not related to what so ever. When you get the time....please fix.

Thanks, Paul
Added by Paul Thompson on Apr 04, 2016 2:28 PM
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