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TOM RAMBY (#47823315)
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Bio Photo Married for 61 years to my high school sweetheart and have four grown children. Still enjoy working and traveling doing Family Ancestry for both sides of the family. Enjoy fishing and hunting. Lived in Texas, South Carolina, Colorado, Wyoming and Alabama.

The Dash
by Linda Ellis copyright 1996

​I read of a man who stood to speak
at the funeral of a friend.
He referred to the dates on the tombstone
from the beginning…to the end.

He noted that first came the date of birth
and spoke the following date with tears,
but he said what mattered most of all
was the dash between those years.

For that dash represents all the time
that they spent alive on earth.
And now only those who loved them
know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not, how much we own,
the cars…the house…the cash.
What matters is how we live and love
and how we spend our dash.

So, think about this long and hard.
Are there things you’d like to change?
For you never know how much time is left
that can still be rearranged.

If we could just slow down enough
to consider what’s true and real
and always try to understand
​the way other people feel.

And be less quick to anger
and show appreciation more
and love the people in our lives
like we’ve never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect
and more often wear a smile,
remembering that this special dash
might only last a little while.

​So, when your eulogy is being read,
with your life’s actions to rehash…
would you be proud of the things they say
about how you spent YOUR dash?
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Gene Hill
Baby Smelcer duplicate
Hi Tom,

I sent a request for the duplicate memorial to be deleted. I have to do it that way since it was created by someone else.

Thanking you for this one gives me an opportunity to thank you again for all your hard work. You've been incredible with the amount of work you've done.

Generations of people will benefit from what you've done.

Added by Gene Hill on Sep 06, 2017 7:01 AM
Pam Marsiliusen
RE: Martha and Hubert Bolin- Gatlin Cemetery
Thanks Tom!
Added by Pam Marsiliusen on Aug 30, 2017 7:44 PM
Pam Marsiliusen
Martha and Hubert Bolin- Gatlin Cemetery
Hello! I was wondering if you would turn these 2 over to me. They are my Aunt and Uncle. Thanks!

Pam Marsiliusen
Added by Pam Marsiliusen on Aug 30, 2017 11:12 AM
Maple Hill Cemetery
WOW! You sure took on a project when you chose to photograph all markers at Maple Hill. I know your efforts will be GREATLY appreciated. Thank you!
Added by BK on Aug 25, 2017 9:44 AM
James Gross Hale
Suggs Creek. Really appreciate this photo. He was my great-grandmother's 2nd husband.
Added by MN on Aug 24, 2017 2:54 PM
John H. Barlow
Thank you so much for your information. John H. Barlow is my great grandfather and yes he has a grave marker in 2 cemeteries. He is buried next to his in-laws at Charity Lane. He does have a marker by his wife Minnie Lee Barlow in Maple Hill. The Maple Hill Cemetery records do not show him buried there (last time I checked I have asked family if his body was ever moved. No one remembers. I don't know why Granny Barlow is buried at Maple Hill. The only thing I can figure is she lived close to Maple Hill when she died. Anyway, thanks again. I may not have known. Are you related?
Added by BK on Aug 24, 2017 8:42 AM
Maxie Peach Hamblen
Thank you for adding the bio
Added by MN on Aug 24, 2017 6:37 AM
Patsy Conlon
RE: Elizabeth
Thank you for responding to me. So kind of you.
No I did not send a message to the one that has the crip in a building. Not sure what that is all about. I do know that the name on the memorial is her second husbands name. She was married 3 or 4 times. I have not seen this situation before.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks for your understand on this situation.
Added by Patsy Conlon on Jul 26, 2017 10:16 AM
Patsy Conlon
Elizabeth "Beth" Williams Stone
This lady is buried in Seaside Cemetery, Aberdeen is a section in the cemetery. she is located Aberdeen Section Lot 6 space 1. As you can see by the note below that Seaside has taken it over.

She is on find a grave 4 times. This need to be corrected.
1. 125418902, 132207184, 115076421 and 19649134.

Please made these corrections.

Cemetery notes and/or description:
The Aberdeen Cemetery is actually located in the northeast corner of the Seaside Cemetery in Corpus Christi, Texas. It was taken over by the Seaside Cemetery around 1945. It does not have a sign to designate its location but IS shown on the official map from the Seaside Cemetery Office.
Added by Patsy Conlon on Jul 25, 2017 2:26 PM
Patsy Conlon
Elizabeth "Beth" Williams Stone
Thank you for the edit. It is much appreciated :)
Added by Patsy Conlon on Jul 25, 2017 10:04 AM
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