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Rainbow (#47002487)
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I love spending time with my family and doing genealogy. (Tetreault, Deneault, Racette, Schmidt, Richard, Giroux, Dyson, Miller, Blochlinger) just to name a few.

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.

The Ancestor
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
Rainbow,
Thanks for Bertha's obituary, which has been added to her memorial giving you credit.
Virginia
Added by Virginia Brown on Sep 27, 2016 9:35 PM
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.
Added by Nancy J. Smith on Sep 26, 2016 5:17 PM
R Passmore
RE: Linda Granse
Thank You
Added by R Passmore on Sep 20, 2016 5:59 PM
Colleen
RE: Cyres
You're very welcome, glad I could help.
Added by Colleen on Sep 17, 2016 10:31 AM
Roger Whiting
Myron Ernest Webster

Rainbow,

Thanks for linking Myron with his parents, all of us appreciate your kindness.

All the Best.

Roger Whiting
Added by Roger Whiting on Sep 16, 2016 12:59 PM
Bonnie Shirley Amery
Nina Callaway Memorial# 169180986
Rainbow,
Thank You for the birth and death edit you sent for Nina Callaway.

Are you related to or knowledgeable of Nina Callaway?
Bonnie
Added by Bonnie Shirley Amery on Sep 14, 2016 7:26 PM
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.
Added by Jim Godfrey on Sep 12, 2016 12:24 PM
ethel zrubek
Charles knipp
You can add the obt of Charles Knipp on find a grave
Added by ethel zrubek on Sep 10, 2016 1:25 PM
ethel zrubek
Donna knipp
You can add the obituary to Donna knipp's find a grave
Thanks
Added by ethel zrubek on Sep 10, 2016 1:19 PM
Ruth Draginoff Higgins
RE: Singletons
You're welcome!
Added by Ruth Draginoff Higgins on Sep 05, 2016 7:39 PM
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