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<-- My sons, Sean and Eric, and myself, several years ago.|
The older you get, the more deaths it seems, or maybe I was just too young to know the difference. I wanted something to memorialize members of my family and friends.
The majority of the memorials I made are family and some are very close family friends.
For all those that took my family pictures and used them on Ancestry, you weren't supposed to copy them unless you ask me first, and it would have been nice for anyone of you to say "Hey, I used your picture on my family tree!" I would have replied with something like "Lets see how we are related!"
Discovering who your ancestors are is one thing, but reading about them even if its just an obituary tells you something about them as a person, not just another leaf in the tree. Seeing their final resting place is a type of closure for me.
I'm looking for any information on Scovill, Hill, Gear, Parlett, Lawton, Shields, Weilbacher, Frierdich, Murrah.
Please don't add any music to my interments. If you have a picture for one of my memorials you'd like to add, go ahead, but please let me know so I can see it! Thanks!
If I've left flowers on a memorial, that doesnt mean that I know them. It could be that I was flowering random names, or I got there by following links from other memorials. I've flowered over 20,000 memorials, and I probably only knew a very small percentage of those people.
This was posted in the forums, and I think it pretty much sums up how most of us feel about graving and looking for our ancestors.
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
Spread 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.
THE RECORDING OF A CEMETERY
By Thelma Greene Reagan
Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where other 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 the heartbreak of the ages.
Today we saw where 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 lies 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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|Mark Vernon||Alonzo/Lonzo thanks|
Thank you for the information! I have noted the changes. I see that Lonzo is also used in the text of his obit and his death record. His father's name of William is written in his death record, but I have added Willis on this page. Let me know what more I can add or change.
|Alma Darling||Lillie Hagan|
Hi Sherry, I transfered Lillie to you because I like for the memorials to be with families. Please email me at almadarlingatgmail because I have information about Charles Hagan.
|Johnny||Thank you for visiting the memorial for Morgan Thompson|
Hello, I wanted to take a moment to thank you for visiting my friend Morgan Thompson's memorial. Thank you and keep up the good work you do within the Find a Grave community. It is appreciated.
Added by Johnny on Aug 02, 2014 6:30 PM
|Our Whitaker Families||Thank you|
Sherry, thank you so much for allowing me to maintain the memorial for Gene and the information about his obituary.
Thank you also for all your hard work and additions to this site. God bless you.
Who needs to see Wilma Lee (Tolbert) Anderson's photo?
Why is photo for Wilma Lee (Tolbert) Anderson not showing
|Jenny Edwards||Ellen Jane Lawton|
I have updated the profile for Ellen Jane Lawton as you suggested. If this is family for you I can transfer the profile to you. Just let me know if that is desired.
|Joel Stoner||RE: Patty and Billy Jenkins|
Sherry would you mind adding a photo request for her stone? I or one of the other local listers will fill it, ASAP.
I am related to the Walter family in Catherine and will try to help you with whatever you need.
|Kendall Mellem||Thomas Parry photo again|
Sherry, under the photo of the cemetery sign, is the message that the photo was added by Sherry in 2004. When I click on Sherry, it goes to your page. If you did not add this photo, I'll ask the editors to remove it, but I thought I'd run it by you one more time in case you were looking at a different photo. (Several people added photos to this memorial.)
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