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Old Bones (#47251769)
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Bio Photo Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled 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 if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.

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If anyone has an addition or correction to anything I have posted please contact me and I will quickly correct it. I am more than happy to turn over ownership to anyone who requests it. AND PLEASE IF YOU SEE THAT I HAVE ENTERED A NAME TWICE, PLEASE TELL ME ABOUT IT. It is easy to make a duplicate without realizing it.

Also -- another FindAGrave contributor wrote this... I think it says it all:

Please note: This is NOT a numbers game, Nor a "who has who" game here. Some of us are serious about getting names & photos of headstones that are not going to be around and making memorial pages. That is what this is about, making/recording that person lived and died. Like many, I spend long, long hours either in a cemetery, or adding memorial pages to I would love to see some of the headstones of family members that were in the 1700 & 1800 of my family, but that isn't going to happen as many are gone.

It doesn't matter who has the memorial page, the important thing is that someone cared enough to make a memorial page to honor that person and that is what is all about. Honoring the deceased, NOT who has what memorial or how many that they have. Thanks!
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Debbie Mills Harris
Barbara Cass and Robert Cass
I do know their parents names. Charles Miles Cass and Lilly Rosenberry. I can get their birth and death dates if you want them. I also know that they have 2 other sons who are now deceased
Added by Debbie Mills Harris on Jul 24, 2016 11:06 AM
Travelin ❧ Ancestors
Thank you adding the information on Don and Margaret Ostrander memorial!

Added by Travelin ❧ Ancesto... on Jul 20, 2016 10:31 AM
Thank you for posting Onaleah Waring information.
Added by kathey on Jul 04, 2016 11:44 AM
Della Coffin
chancy Merritt
Thank you so much for the transfer.

Della Coffin
Added by Della Coffin on Jun 26, 2016 8:25 AM
Della Coffin
Chancy L Merritt
Could you please transfer Chancy L Merritt Memorial# 53971383 and his wife Laura A Merritt Memorial# 53971441 to me. Chancy is a relative of mine. Thank you for your time.
Della Coffin
Added by Della Coffin on Jun 25, 2016 6:45 PM
Lily Lu
Hi Old Bones,
I'm descended from Jessie > Jedediah > Jedediah > Elihu Cornell. Looking to trace further back. Hopefully to a Revolutionary war soldier. I would appreciate any help you might offer.
Lily Lu
Added by Lily Lu on Jun 22, 2016 6:28 PM
Wendy Ludlow Saenz
RE: Emmett Wellington Westbrook
You are so very welcome Im glad I could help if only a small bit...

Added by Wendy Ludlow Saenz on Jun 06, 2016 6:09 PM
RE: Hyzer photo
You're very welcome!
Added by PBadtram on May 19, 2016 9:39 PM
Janet K
Clark and Shook family members
Hello "Old Bones",

I want to thank you...AGAIN...for all of your help, kindness and patience with me as I sent edits for the people in these families. I am not related, so I am not asking you to transfer management.
I just want to point out to EVERYONE how helpful and kind you are. I don't know how you manage so gracefully and quickly. I struggle at times with the memorials I manage and I have FAR fewer, so I have a grasp (although just slightly...smiling) of all of the time commitment you have invested in your memorials.
You're AMAZING and many people will be blessed to have your memorials to reference.
Thank you....more than words can express!
Keep up the good work!
(with respect and admiration)
Added by Janet K on May 18, 2016 6:48 AM
Yvonne Smith
Catherine Hood Jacokes

She is my 4th g-grandmother. I was wondering if you would be so kind, to transfer this one to me so that I might add her mother, a daughter and her husband?

Thanks in advance and thank you for creating the memorial.
Added by Yvonne Smith on May 07, 2016 11:14 PM
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