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Judy (#46889112)
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Bio Photo My Generations Past
Why do I search, Why do I need to Know
About these past generations of so long ago
What were they like and how would they feel
That eleven generations later wonder about them still
I am a part of them and they are a part of me
It took every single one to make this family
As I search for my history with each and every fact
I grow closer and closer to my generation past
When I came across a picture that was 100 years old
I look through all the faces and all the stories left untold
Like the man that looks like my son when I look into his eyes Or the woman with her baby on her hip holding her head up high As I search into the night, I feel myself grin Maybe if I had met these people, we may not even be friends But even if we weren't, they are still important to me Every one of them contributed to my "own" family As my journey continues what a feeling I get Knowing 300 years before me they stepped where I step To some it may seem like a waste or too much of a task But for me it's a treasure to know about
The poem was written for Carolyn Jividen Miller by Toby Browning at Lazarus Department Store in the Furniture Department where Toby worked Barboursville, WV 1999

"Not to know what happened before we were born is to remain perpetually a child. For what is the worth of a human life unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history"
-Cicero (106 - 43 B.C.)

A Cemetery exists because every life is worth loving
and remembering-Always.

I will allow everyone to use my photos for their Family History. In my opinion, family photos, including my headstone/marker photos need to be distributed between family members. The more people that have copies of them, the more likely they are to survive for several generations. No photos are to be used for Profit!!!!

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