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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.

Author unknown

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 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 is all about. Honoring the deceased, NOT who has what memorial or how many that they have. Thanks!
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Dennis Pleau
RE: Rollie Smotherman
The cemetery went above and beyond today. They probed around and found it buried. They then dug up the headstone and reset it.
Added by Dennis Pleau on Sep 15, 2014 2:44 PM
Lisa Royle
Royle/Kennedy transfer
Thank you, thank you, thank you...this means so much to me.
Thanks again,
Added by Lisa Royle on Sep 06, 2014 5:48 PM
Your Bio
I love the poem on your bio. Thank you so much for what you do.
Added by Hembs on Jun 15, 2014 8:23 AM
Jean Ohai
RE: Surrepta Thompson 62244272
Thanks for your quick response. I have sent additional edits to flesh out the information.
Added by Jean Ohai on May 30, 2014 5:19 PM
Jean Ohai
Surrepta Thompson 62244272
Please ignore what came in on the Edit for this Memorial. It was a question not a suggested edit. I'm looking for Sarepta (it's biblical)Porter Thompson, who was born 5 June 1807 on New York and who married James Thompson. They lived in Branch County and she died before the 1850 census. You have transcribed her age as 97. When I enlarged the photo of the grave marker, it looked more like 37 to me. Would you take another look, please? Sarepta would have been 37 in 1844. She's the sister of my 3ggrandmother and I've been looking for her for years.
Added by Jean Ohai on May 24, 2014 4:12 PM
Stony Creek Cemetery
I just visited Stony Creek Cem. with a list of memorials that were missing photos. Of the 141 I was looking for (which included several of my own direct and distant family) I was able to find & photograph 124. Over the next few weeks I will be uploading them to Find A Grave and likely be sending edits to you for family links, death dates, etc. if additional info is found. Just a heads up so you will understand why I am sending batches of edits. Thank you for all of your volunteered time spent in creating and photographing so many of the memorials for this cemetery! It was a big help to me and I'm sure many others. -Judi
Added by J B on May 23, 2014 1:36 PM
Rob Steward
Thank you very much for the transfers of Herman and Jane Oversmith.
Added by Rob Steward on May 16, 2014 5:25 PM
Gail Campbell Schulte
RE: Jennette Barlow Gibbs
You are welcome Ted. Thanks for letting me know you found her surname.
Added by Gail Campbell Schulte on May 14, 2014 12:12 PM
Suki Davey
Author Unknown Poem
Wow. Love the Poem you use on your Bio. Definitely struck a cord with me. I was born Memorial weekend, and have always loved cemeteries and visiting/finding relatives I never knew. I have seven generations in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Biddeford, but was not raised there. It does my heart so good to visit a grandfather or great aunt, or any relative I never knew, to feel like they have not been forgotten. I love FindAGrave, and work hard to get things as complete as possible, even for those I'm not related to. Always willing to help as well. Regards, Suki Davey
Added by Suki Davey on May 11, 2014 8:57 AM
Hello there
You created pages for my grandfather #104683531 and grandmother #104683568. I would like to link them to other family members. I am new to the site and am not sure how. My grandfather's mother is under #129607258. Also I am looking for Felix Remillard or could be Romeo who died in Ann Arbor, Mi Jan 30 1936. I don''t know if you can help with that but if you could I'd greatly appreciate it.

Sincerest Regards, Linda Romeo(Remillard)
Added by binkiromeo on May 10, 2014 11:38 PM
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