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Rainbow (#47002487)
 member for 9 years, 2 months, 28 days
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I love spending time with my family and doing genealogy. (Tetreault, Deneault, Racette, Schmidt, Richard, Giroux, Dyson, Miller, Blochlinger) just to name a few.

A Cemetery is a history of people, a perpetual record of yesterday and a sanctuary of peace today.
A Cemetery exists because every life is worth loving and remembering always.

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.

The Ancestor
Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marble 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 how you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.

~ Walter Butler Palmer, 1906 ~
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Messages left for Rainbow (425)[Leave Message]
Paul Everitt
RE: Edward Doyle
Hmmmm! Earlier I saw that the incorrect parents had been deleted but just now when I got the email of your adding Edward's spouse, they're back.
Added by Paul Everitt on Jul 26, 2017 6:41 PM
Kavescmac
Domenico Sola
Dear Rainbow,
Thank you very much for finding Dick Sola's obituary, thanks so much for suggesting I add it to his F-A-G biography! I will do it immediately. You are so thoughtful!

Gratefully,
Karen
Added by Kavescmac on Jul 23, 2017 3:39 PM
kyle feight
Feight family
How much do you know I have learned some. My dad didn't tell me much about his paternal side. I have been working on my family for two years
Added by kyle feight on Jul 22, 2017 12:01 AM
DeAnn Poorman
John Lewis Ennis 89371630
Hi Rainbow, Thank you so much for the work you do on the memorials. Would you consider transferring John Ennis - 89371630 to me? He is my uncle, my dad's brother. I am fairly new to Find A Grave, but I am trying my best to gather my family together so that I can maintain their memorials. Thank you so much for your consideration.

DeAnn Marlar Poorman
49301688
Added by DeAnn Poorman on Jul 19, 2017 5:44 PM
R & S Smith
Lambert Racette
Do you know if Arthur Racette #118802936 is Lambert Racette's father? If so, I will link them.
Added by R & S Smith on Jul 19, 2017 7:53 AM
Milton Burke Jr
Hugh H Wooten
Please send me your email address. There is a daughter of Hugh H Wooten that would like to touch base with you. My email address is msonnyb1@aol.com
Added by Milton Burke Jr on Jul 09, 2017 3:32 PM
Milton Burke Jr
Hugh Hill Wooten
Made corrections as you noted. Do you know this family???
Added by Milton Burke Jr on Jul 08, 2017 12:00 PM
g patterson
Transfer
Thank You much for the transfer
Added by g patterson on Jul 05, 2017 12:04 PM
g patterson
Transfer
Could you please transfer Memorials #71761457 Leo Hubert and #71760474 Virginia Bessette Hubert to us #48122690 G Patterson as they are my wife's grandparents Thank You
Added by g patterson on Jun 30, 2017 11:30 AM
Deb
Matilda Heidrick Rouen
Dear Sarah,
Thanks so much for the photo of Matilda Rouen. She was a great, great, great Aunt of mine. I am a beginner at family research. I have recently retired and have been working full time on ancestry.
Thanks again for getting this photo for me.
Added by Deb on Jun 15, 2017 6:39 PM
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