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Granny Roots (#47850667)
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Bio Photo I'll gladly transfer memorials I've added to descendants, just let me know. I also give full permission to use any gravestone photo I've taken.

Below is a favorite poem that brings back childhood memories of time spent with my Mom (who passed on July 9th, 2011) visiting family and friends that had passed on. As we cleaned their stones she would tell me stories about those she'd known or stories told to her by her elders of those that had passed on before she was born or who had passed on when she was too young to remember them.
Later, as I began to trace our family roots further back, she loved to go with me as we hunted other cemeteries for their stones.

"Washing the Stones" by Maude Meehan

Armed with buckets
and small brushes, two grandsons
four and six, trudge beside me
to the family plot. Their faces serious,
pleased to be included in this ritual,
the washing of the stones.

Scrubbing at leaf-gummed
residue of winter, we speak of the
grandfather they dimly recollect.
And then because they know
all creatures die when they are old,
ask where my stone will be,
assure me earnestly that they
will clean mine too.
We know how, the youngest says, and
Look, we're really good at it.
Questions follow about burial
and death, but before long,
their interest turns to small boy
talk, their treble voices
livening this resting place.

Above the site a canopy of trees
displays tight buds, soon to unfurl
just as these sturdy blood-kin boys
are opening,
as side by side
with care we wash the stones.
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M R McMullin
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 77072814
You are very welcome (for the gravestone photo). I enjoyed photographing all the graves that didn't already have pictures, as Fairview was my hometown.
Added by M R McMullin on Nov 21, 2015 5:20 PM
jerry turecky
RE: Annie Dickinson, 121021295
I want to thank you for transferring these memorials of my family members to me for my care.
Jerry Turecky
Added by jerry turecky on Jan 22, 2015 8:27 PM
jerry turecky
Annie Dickinson, 121021295
I visited my great grandmother's, "Annie" Dickinson", and great grandfather's, Theophilus,grave many years ago. While we were there we cleaned them as best we could.
Their daughter, Mary V. Dickinson "Virgie", is my grandmother. She was born in Little River Co, AR in Oct. 1889. With you permission, I would like to be their sponsor.

Jerry Turecky
Added by jerry turecky on Jan 21, 2015 3:20 PM
jerry turecky
Annie Dickinson, Blackland Cemetery
Added by jerry turecky on Jan 21, 2015 3:07 PM
milan mason (JOE)
C C Mason was my Grandfather, The homemade headstone was made at my Fathers farm. The wooden form was still their when the farm was sold in about 1975. I believe my Uncle Earl Gotts may have had a large hand in making it.
My headstone will be a look-a-like, and also be in the Lakefield cemetery. It will be made by my son.

Milan Joe Mason
Added by milan mason (JOE) on Dec 30, 2013 9:22 AM
Cordelia Pearce
Thank you so very much for your time and effort. I so appreciate your thoughtfulness in getting a photo of my ancestor's headstone. Much, much gratitude!
Added by Bearkat91 on Nov 16, 2012 9:35 PM
Hobo Jim Hinkle
Lorenza Belt photo
Thank you ever so much for taking the time to get me this photo.
Added by Hobo Jim Hinkle on Oct 25, 2012 9:19 AM
Dede (Sims) Green
Sample Headstones
Thanks so much for fulfilling my photo requests for Allen and Mary Sample. I really appreciate it!!!
Added by Dede (Sims) Green on Oct 15, 2012 9:56 AM
Denise Frazer
Fank Ray
Thank you for posting the photo of Frank Ray's tombstone.

Added by Denise Frazer on Oct 14, 2012 10:12 AM
Ethel Brown
Thank you for taking the photo and posting it.
I appreciate it very much
Added by Mad on Oct 13, 2012 4:31 PM
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