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STRANGERS IN THE BOX|
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, or 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 passed away?
Make time to save your stories,
Seize the opportunity when it knocks,
Or someday you and yours could be
The strangers in the box.
The limbs that move, the eyes that see,
These are not entirely me;
Dead men and women helped to shape
The mold which I do not escape;
The words I speak, my written line,
These are not uniquely mine.
For in my heart and in my will
Old ancestors are warring still,
Celt, Roman, Saxon, and all the dead
From whose rich blood my veins are fed,
In aspect, gesture, voices, tone,
Flesh of my flesh, bone of my bone;
In fields they tilled I plow the sod,
I walk the mountain paths they trod;
And round my daily steps arise
The good and bad of those I comprise.
by English author Richard Rolle, written over 600 years ago.
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Thank you for adding the Haynes family grave photos from Restland Cemetery. I really appreciate your doing so!
Added by Lanie on May 10, 2013 1:21 PM
|Jon Egge||Samuel Judson|
Thank you for the transfer of Samuel Judson and his mother. I appreciate it. Gravers are great!
Added by Jon Egge on Apr 10, 2013 6:21 AM
|Karen Sanford Ingle||RE: Holloways & McGilvrays|
:) Thank you for making the links..
|Liz Brown||RE: Wootens|
Thanks so much for the updates to the Wootens but you need to delete the duplicate memorial
#102205843 rather than make a notation on the memorial. If would be great if you would add the image of the headstone to the other memorial #95712978. Are you related to the Wootens?
|June Ahrens||# 101946197|
Dorris O. Cleere at Find A Grave Memorial# 101946197 is my cousin. Could you please transfer to me. Thank you.
June (Williams) Ahrens (#47844440)
|Cheryl Hudgins Ogle||Ben/Irene Hudgins|
Thank you so much for the transfers! I appreciate the work you did!
|Find AL Graves 2||Newman Ray McLarry|
Thank you so much for the photo you posted for my relative, Newman Ray McLarry,(#90535353) on Nov. 25, 2012. I'm sorry my thanks is so belated. Your work is very much appreciated.
|Jeff Smith||Mary Lee|
I got your message, and I replied to your email address. - Jeff
|The Irish Lady||Restland cem - Schaal|
I love that I found family here. You took great headstone pics of the Schaal's here.
I wondered if you would allow me to use the pics in the family research (with credit, of course)? Gail
|Frank Everett||Becky Matthews|
I have linked Becky Matthews with her father
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