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Linda Lou Ward (#47385951)
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Bio Photo This poem tells the story of how I feel each time I walk though a grave yard. I hope you enjoy it, as much as I do.


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.
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Messages left for Linda Lou Ward (101)[Leave Message]
Rebecca Vining
Heins pictures
Thank you so very much for the pictures of Joseph & Sylvia Heins' graves! Have a great day!
Added by Rebecca Vining on Aug 28, 2014 3:37 PM
Wanda Erwin
Photo - Ron Vance
Thank you so much. Ron was a good friend of my late husband.
Wanda
Added by Wanda Erwin on Jul 02, 2014 2:58 AM
Bonecollector
David's
Thanks for the help, been doing this for while and
I'm not as young as I once was. Health problems have slowed me down. I am also limited to half days at the Air Show, back to genealogy on Monday. Have a great weekend...Richard
Added by Bonecollector on Jun 28, 2014 12:18 PM
Bonecollector
Ullery
Could you add the photo to her husband memorial. I have linked them. Thanks for you time to take these photos for me.. Richard
Added by Bonecollector on Jun 27, 2014 2:39 PM
Vicki S. Linder
RE: Singer
That would be great! Thanks!
Added by Vicki S. Linder on May 21, 2014 8:22 PM
Vicki S. Linder
RE: Singer
Please send me the others photos. Thanks so much!
Added by Vicki S. Linder on May 20, 2014 11:00 PM
Vicki S. Linder
Singer
Thanks so much for the photo of the Singer grave. I appreciate it very much!
Added by Vicki S. Linder on May 16, 2014 7:58 AM
SueB
RE: Weprin
Dorothy W was my father-in-law's first cousin once removed. We are working with his y-dna and finding interesting info if any of them are interested in Blattner ancestors.
Added by SueB on Sep 30, 2013 4:51 PM
SueB
Weprin
Thanks much for the photos!
Added by SueB on Sep 30, 2013 9:55 AM
NJJ M
Photos of Kirks headstones
Thank you Linda, I was pleasantly surprised to see the photos on the Kirks memorial page. I do appreciate it! Thank you for taking the time to do it! NJJM
Added by NJJ M on Aug 09, 2013 6:07 PM
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