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Al (#46980136)
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The Recording of a Cemetery
by
Thelma Greene Reagan

Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where others cried
For Loved Ones whose lives are stilled.
Today our hearts were touched
By graves of tiny babies;
Snatched from the arms of loving kin,
In a heartbreak of the ages.
Today we saw there the grandparents lay
In the last sleep of their time;
Lying under the trees and clouds -
Their beds kissed by the sun and wind.
Today we wondered about an unmarked spot;
Who lied beneath this hollowed ground?
Was it a babe, child, young or old?
No indication could be found.
Today we saw where Mom and Dad lay.
We had been here once before
On a day we'd all like to forget,
But will remember forever more.
Today we recorded for kith and kin
The graves of ancestors past;
To be preserved for generations hence,
A record we hope will last.
Cherish it, my friend; preserve it, my friend,
For stones sometimes crumble to dust
And generations of folks yet to come
Will be grateful for your trust.
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Linda Decker
RE: Beechwood Cemetary
Thanks Al. I'll try and reach them next week.
Added by Linda Decker on Apr 23, 2016 8:19 PM
Everlastings
Samuel Fullaway 102926988
Just discovered the photo you added to his site. Thanks so much.
Added by Everlastings on Apr 22, 2016 2:05 PM
NicoleM1012
John & Annie Brenton
Al,

Thank you very much for photographing my 2nd great grandparents headstones, I truly appreciate it!!

~Nicole
Added by NicoleM1012 on Mar 02, 2016 5:42 AM
Vicky Bergman
Moffitt
Thank you
Added by Vicky Bergman on Nov 22, 2015 2:17 PM
Lesley Howard Brown
Nason - Pine Grove Cemetery
I have the photo's for Moses, Betsey, Marcy and Ansel Nason's gravestones. I am unable to attach them to the memorial, via the fulfill button. I can send to you via email.
Added by Lesley Howard Brown on Sep 25, 2015 4:27 AM
McHunter45
Bertha Lucas Sweeley 1888-1963
Thank you for the picture of the headstone. Mary
Added by McHunter45 on Aug 28, 2015 6:31 AM
Dawn McLaughlin
Samuel Hibbs
Can you please remove headstone for Samuel Hibbs you have posted on memorial 96097855 It belongs on memorial 96095580. I will remove photo I posted once you readd. Thank You!
Added by Dawn McLaughlin on Feb 16, 2015 5:02 PM
CGL
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 75984411
I've added the obituary to the memorial. Issues of the Philadelphia Inquirer are available online through various sources, including Genealogybank.com.
Added by CGL on Dec 09, 2014 4:37 AM
aralieclauds
Thank you!
Thank you for the photo of Mahlon Williamson :)
Added by aralieclauds on Nov 11, 2014 8:27 PM
Linda Davis
RE: Memorial Transfer Request
Please tell me the cemetery's name and location and you aunt's name as I don't remember from the SAC you sent me on March 29th ....the date we last spoke. Let me look at the situation again.
Added by Linda Davis on May 26, 2014 8:21 PM
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