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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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|Joan Pagel Holzschuh||Fred Bollman|
I agree with you, I was incorrect, Fred was born in Illinois. Thank you.
|Michael Stanley Klimczak||RE: Your bio|
My pleasure in regards to the photos. I'm glad your requests introduced me to that cemetery as it is only half photographed. I'll go back to do the rest soon. Thank you for your kind words regarding my bio. Take care.
|Sue Tanner||Photo for Conklin, Charles & Betty|
I transferred her memorial to you! Sorry it took a couple days to do this. Busy week.
Added by Michelle on Jan 26, 2016 11:15 AM
|Judy||Re memorial 92072474 Grace Head|
Dod Jan.24,2016, Erwin, TN
Added by Judy on Jan 25, 2016 3:49 PM
Yes Margaret's infant daughter Cecilia is buried just to the north of Margaret and Andrew.
Thank you for your quick reply! Can you please remind me of a couple more things? If I have pictures of the gravesites and stones and pictures of the people can I upload those or do I need to provide them to you?
Also there are several other Graff family members buried on the same plot that I don't see it listed. Am I able to add those?
Also, love the poem above! Thanks for all you do to provide pics and information to all. I have many details for the Graff and Vossman families buried in St John's in Beloit, so please let me know how I can get this updated. :)
Just a quick note re: the listing for Andrew Graff in the St John's cemetery in Beloit, KS. His son was "Andrew Benedict Graff", married to Margaret Cathleen Fuller Graff (buried there as well), and the man you have listed as Andrew was actually "Anthony" - married to Mary Frances Gabel Graff.
|L. B.||Richard Pilcher 144007474|
Our you related to this family??? If so, I will transfer him for you to maintain. He is not my relative.
Added by L. B. on Jan 13, 2016 5:09 PM
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