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A Cemetery is a history of people, a perpetual record of yesterday and a sanctuary of peace today.
A Cemetery exists because every life is worth loving and remembering always.
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.
Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marble 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
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder how you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.
~ Walter Butler Palmer, 1906 ~
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|Virginia Brown||Bertha Heinaman|
Thanks for Bertha's obituary, which has been added to her memorial giving you credit.
|Nancy J. Smith||Clara Sells|
Hi, you can delete your edits and start over if you want. I haven't done anything yet because you got me to thinking. I think that Clara may have been married to both Henry and John. Still trying to track this down.
|R Passmore||RE: Linda Granse|
You're very welcome, glad I could help.
Added by Colleen on Sep 17, 2016 10:31 AM
|Roger Whiting||Myron Ernest Webster|
Thanks for linking Myron with his parents, all of us appreciate your kindness.
All the Best.
|Bonnie Shirley Amery||Nina Callaway Memorial# 169180986|
Thank You for the birth and death edit you sent for Nina Callaway.
Are you related to or knowledgeable of Nina Callaway?
|Jim Godfrey||George Meredith|
I added George's headstone to his memorial when I added Regina Meredith's picture per your request on Find a Grave.
|ethel zrubek||Charles knipp|
You can add the obt of Charles Knipp on find a grave
|ethel zrubek||Donna knipp|
You can add the obituary to Donna knipp's find a grave
|Ruth Draginoff Higgins||RE: Singletons|
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