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Melissa Stickles (#47285848)
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Bio Photo 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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Irish
Eunice Coe
Hi thank you so much for the beautiful photo, nice and clear pictures also thank for taking her husband too and the times to do it. Bless ya
Added by Irish on Apr 16, 2015 2:59 PM
Karen Brown
George Newkirk
I can't thank you enough for this picture Melissa!! I thought I would never see it! George's parents died out of the country and I was hoping to at least find all their children's graves and family. They had 10 children, so far I have only 3 of them, and the family history from one great grandmother that wrote the stories down and a descendant shared it. Wonderful people like you who will go to the cemeteries and look for the gravestones (after such a bad winter) and find the precious information.

You made my year!

Karen K Brown

They had a big stone with only a little bit of info on the bottom. Kinda of strange...lol!
Added by Karen Brown on Apr 13, 2015 1:49 PM
ThumbGenie
RE: Timothy Robertson Cemetery pics
Yes you may use any of the pictures. I had fun photographing this cemetery. It is less than 1/2 mile from my inlaw's house in New Hampshire.

As far as your comment regarding the Timothy Robertson. I guess you are saying that this memorial should be two instead one person? I can split this memorial if that is correct? I didn't realize that it was two different persons. Let me know.

Mike

Added by ThumbGenie on Mar 16, 2015 7:58 PM
Jeffrey Lee
RE: Joseph Goodrich and wife
Thank you very much Melissa! I've been meaning to upload some pictures I took of these graves many years ago when I visited up there (I'm from Florida). I'll have to dig those pictures up -- actual film pictures -- before I had a digital camera and scan them in. Probably before Find A Grave even existed! Thanks again for the work you're doing!
Added by Jeffrey Lee on Jan 10, 2015 9:57 AM
FutureAncestor
Damico Photos
THANK YOU for taking the time to photograph my requests. I know it has to be cold up your way because it is in Pennsylvania. Have a great weekend.
Added by FutureAncestor on Jan 08, 2015 7:05 PM
JOMAMA
Sylverter Nichols#49069223
Melissa,

Thank you very much for getting the headstone photos for me . I greatly appreciate four work.
I'm asking for your permission to use the photos on my Ancestry.com family tree. I will give you full credit.


Joe
Added by JOMAMA on Dec 31, 2014 6:12 PM
James Bianco
Israel Dewey
You are most welcome! You would be surprised just how many of these old markers are still standing. Some might be a challenge to decifer, but the late 18th century/early 19th century headstones were well made and of a durable stone. Jim
Added by James Bianco on Dec 29, 2014 12:10 AM
Donna Davenport
Hello Melissa,
Dropping by to wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year. Thanks again for all your contributions. Donna
Added by Donna Davenport on Dec 21, 2014 9:33 AM
Rain Brings Rainbows
Melissa...
Thank you! The care you took with the photos you have provided and placed on the memorial page are priceless! Your attention to detail is so appreciated!
Added by Rain Brings Rainbows on Dec 17, 2014 9:43 PM
Patricia Eckardt
RE: Belva J. Gage
Thank you so much! Appreciate it!
Added by Patricia Eckardt on Nov 26, 2014 11:16 AM
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