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Luana Dawn Alger (#46628170)
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Bio Photo I've been doing ancestral research for a very long time, much longer than I have been a Find-a-Grave contributor, and have gotten pretty good at it. If I have management of a memorial that is a family member of yours, I'd be delighted to transfer management to you as long as that person is also not a family member of mine, which most of them are. All you have to do is ask. I could care less about Find-a-Grave's rules of transfer in regards to this. I'm not into holding people's deceased family members as eternal hostages. I am also not into hoarding memorials as some kind of morbid status symbol, as is evidenced by the very low number of memorials I do manage. It's all about quality, not quantity with me... and keeping it all manageable, as I do have a life that I so enjoy living! Please use the edit option on that person's memorial to submit corrections or ask for transfers. If you need to contact me, use my email link at the bottom. I'll respond as soon as I can. Outside of that, please show respect and you'll receive respect in return.

Peace Out!

- Luana Dawn ALGER

Last updated: 2 Sep 2016

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REPEAT...

Today it's been seven weeks,
Seven weeks and I still wish I could rewind,
Rewind the clock to the day before,
To the day before and relive it all again.

Relive it all again and do something so different,
Something so different than what we did,
What we did, except for the kiss,
Except for the kiss, I wouldn't change that kiss.

I wouldn't change that kiss, such heavenly bliss,
Such heavenly bliss, I'd hold onto that moment,
I'd hold onto that moment just in case,
Just in case it turns out the same.

The same as the moment you left me,
Left me reaching out and screaming your name,
Screaming your name, begging for your return,
Begging for your return so we can repeat...

So we can repeat it all again!

© 23 May 2015 All Rights Reserved,
by Luana Dawn Alger
In Loving Memory of my fiancé, M Lance Carlton Jr (4 Jun 1968 - 4 Apr 2015)

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The Dash

I read of a man who stood to speak
At the funeral of a friend

He referred to the dates on her tombstone
From the beginning to the end

He noted that first came her date of her 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 she spent alive on earth.

And now only those who loved her
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?

© 1996 All Rights Reserved, Linda Ellis

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