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CHANGES & CORRECTIONS & REQUEST FOR TRANSFERS
If you want corrections made please use the EDIT tab. It makes it a lot easier to go to the site and make changes. If the memorial number is not included in the correction request, there is no guarantee the changes will be made. If you see some of your kin and would like to manage the memorial let me know and I'll be glad to release it to you. I am not concerned about the number of memorials I manage. I am very concerned about accuracy.
I don't know who wrote this poem but how true it is.
THE CEMETERY PHOTOGRAPHER
Wandering among the stones I see The stones so weathered and worn ‘Tis difficult to find the date On which the babe was born
I stare at the stone and am struck with awe At the life that I knew was gone This was someone's child, a babe so sweet With loved ones to carry on
So I take a photo for all to see For the family that remains An everlasting memory of A child of God's domain
I brush the weeds back from the stone And say a silent prayer For the babes that had no chance to live And for mothers everywhere
The dove calls out it's mourning song Among the stones so still Echoes of the woes, through time The choirs of despair
The stone will someday perish The flowers will be gone But a photo now remains of this Their memory lives on!
And so my friend, don't hesitate To film the weathered stone Those who live within your hearts Are never truly gone
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.
Mary Gamblin Hello, I live in Dumas, Texas and I was just curious if you can tell me if Mary and her husband or a child passed away at the same time. The reason I ask is because we have a temporary headstone that I have always read at Camblin Family but if it made sense, it could be Gamblin Family.
RE: Edward Rigdon James, To the best of my knowledge Boyd-Greens Creek cemetery was redesignated to South Prong years ago. The is no record of Boyd- Green Creek cemetery in the Baker County Cemetery Indices.
Re: Rigdon requests If I'd had more than two hours available I'd have fulfilled more requests. My sole purpose in visiting New Ebenezer today was to fulfill requests. I said hello to my Grandma and Grandpa Henley (graves at the front close to the entrance) and then went to the back of the cemetery to methodically cover a section. Luckily there were a bunch of the same last name buried close together :-)
RE: Jack Rigdon You're welcome, although I'm sorry it's just the funeral home marker and not an actual headstone. Feel free to re-request a photo in a few months, and maybe I'll be able to get an actual picture of his headstone.
David O. Warren James, thank you so much for transferring my 2nd Great Grandfather's memorial to me. I have found information that I would love to add and I am putting together a Family History Book, so this is wonderful.
Jesse Groom Thanks for the heads up. I added the Find A Grave memorial # to Jesse's memorial. I hate to remove this memorial as I know if I were researching Jesse I'd want to see the memorial on this parents headstone but I did try to make it clear he's not buried with them.