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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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Have A Heart
Morse family
Thank-you for the four Morse family headstone photo.
Added by Have A Heart on Jun 04, 2015 3:02 PM
Mary Fisher
Tellers
Thank you Melissa for all the great photos. We appreciate your time & expertise. May we please use your photos, with credit to you, on our private family tree?
Added by Mary Fisher on Jun 04, 2015 1:06 PM
Allyson
Folts
Thank you so very very much!!! I'm way up in Watertown and have been trying to find time to go down there! This has made my week!!
Allyson
Added by Allyson on May 30, 2015 8:05 PM
Sherman-Thomas
RE: Fish family
Melissa,
Hey cousin! You are welcome to use the bios for your family history. These are your relatives, too. I have not seen the book about the Fish family. It might be worth checking into. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.
John
Added by Sherman-Thomas on May 13, 2015 8:49 AM
Carol Gibson
Peleg Peck
Thanks so much. I'll work on it and try to sort this out.

Carol (Mimi)
Added by Carol Gibson on May 12, 2015 2:02 PM
Richard Rhode
Isabella Balcom Gates
My best thanks to you for taking the photos. I appreciate your effort and kindness. Nice job.
Added by Richard Rhode on May 05, 2015 3:28 PM
Richard Rhode
Parmelia Balcom Sill
Thank you so much for taking the photos. I appreciate your effort and kindness. Nice job.
Added by Richard Rhode on May 05, 2015 3:27 PM
Karen Dwyer
Thank you
Thanks for taking the photo of Caroline Nichols grave.

Karen Dwyer
Added by Karen Dwyer on May 05, 2015 5:43 AM
Susan Easterling
Headstone
Thank you for your time to take the photo of the headstone for me of Henry and Mark Newth. I appreciate your time!
Added by Susan Easterling on May 03, 2015 4:04 PM
Susan Easterling
Head
Added by Susan Easterling on May 03, 2015 4:02 PM
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