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Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep,
I am a thousand winds that blow
I am the diamond glints on snow
I am the sunlight on ripened grain
I am the gentle Autumn rain
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quite birds in circled flight
I am the soft stars that shine at night
Do not stand at my grave and cry
I am not there, I did not die
~Mary Elizabeth Frye
Strangers in the Box
by Pamela A. Harazim
Come, look with me inside this drawer,
In this box I've often seen,
At the pictures, black and white,
Faces proud, still, serene.
I wish I knew the people,
These strangers in the box,
Their names and all their memories
Are lost among my socks.
I wonder what their lives were like.
How did they spend their days?
What about their special times?
I'll never know their ways.
If only someone had taken time
To tell who, what, where, when,
These faces of my heritage
Would come to life again.
Could this become the fate
Of the pictures we take today?
The faces and the memories
Someday to be tossed away?
Make time to save your pictures,
Seize the opportunity when it knocks,
Or someday you and yours could be
The strangers in the box.
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|Venus Shelley-Adams||Thank you|
Just wanted to say thank you for adding the information you did on the various memorials.
|David Middlecamp||RE: re: O.F. Thornton|
Thanks for the note. Karen has an interesting biography of his years as a gold miner in Alpine County. She can send you a PDF if you are interested. My curiosity in Thornton originates a few years later when he becomes the editor of the San Luis Obispo Tribune in the late 1870s. I write a history column for the paper called Photos From the Vault. Thornton was a bit of a scamp and never seems to have left a biography so I am having to find puzzle pieces from New York, Illinois, California and Arizona. Thanks for posting the grave stone. It helps with pinning down the vital statistics and where he was at the end of his life. His full name was Oscar Fitzallen Thornton, though he always used O.F. as his professional name. I am expecting to have a biography written by the end of summer. When it gets posted there will be a link on this page. http://sloblogs.thetribunenews.com/slovault/editors-of-tribune-and-telegram/
|Karen D.||O.F. Thornton|
Wow! What an amazing book about the IOOF Cemetery! Thank you so much for the link! That is lots of great information! And many, many thanks for your dedication in photographing this graveyard and making sure it's not forgotten. Otherwise we might never have found out what happened to O.F. after he left Alpine! Thank you, thank you!
Added by Karen D. on Apr 20, 2013 7:58 AM
|Roger Ripley||RE: re: Jerusha and Hiram Wilder|
Thanks for the family link, and for the correction on the death date. Was certain it was incorrect, but thought perhaps someone had made an error when they made the grave marker. These old markers can be quite interesting and challenging at times. Thanks again.
|Karen D.||O.F. Thornton|
Thanks so much for your help on Oscar F. Thornton... your Grave marker helped connect lots of good information about him! Turns out someone else was doing some research on him too. I am hoping someone turns up a photo of Oscar himself someday.
Thanks again, Squeak!
Added by Karen D. on Apr 19, 2013 9:17 PM
|Floral~Lady||RE: re: Deborah Lee Shelton - Saratoga IOOF cemetery|
Her mother made the new memorial for Deborah.
|Connie Lagasse Russell||RE: Gaeta|
Once I post the pictures I don't save them..sorry...his sister Rebecca's husband Eric is a very good friend of mine...Eric is from Maine
|Connie Lagasse Russell||Gaeta|
you can help yourself to the picture that I've got posted for him.
|J Martin||RE: Los Gatos Memorial Park, San Jose, Santa Clara, CA|
Hi, Thank you so much for Robert H, and Ila Fenstermaker's headstone photos. I really appreciate the close up on the marriage date as well. JMartin
Added by J Martin on Mar 02, 2013 6:22 PM
|John Cummings||Headstone pictures|
Squeak,The pictures of the Reuter's are great.
Thank you so much....John Cummings
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