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Al (#46980136)
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The Recording of a Cemetery
by
Thelma Greene Reagan

Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where others 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 a heartbreak of the ages.
Today we saw there 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 lied 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.
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Cyndi
# 148721084
You added a picture to this Sarah's memorial, however, you have the wrong Sarah. Please remove it and search for or add a memorial for her.
Thanks,
Cyndi
Added by Cyndi on Mar 23, 2017 5:46 AM
Tom Jennings
Duplicate Memorial
I sent an SAC a few months ago. Are you still active?
Added by Tom Jennings on Mar 19, 2017 11:21 AM
JT
Please Remove/Delete Duplicate Memorial Records
Hello - The below memorial records (of my parents) are duplicates of memorials previously created by others. Can you please remove?

James L Townsend (dupe of Memorial# 170542268 created on Sept 26, 2016)
Created by: Al
Transcribed by: Darrell Cole
Record added: Dec 18, 2016
Find A Grave Memorial# 174116006

Elizabeth M Townsend (dupe of Memorial# 151454786 created on Aug 30, 2015)
Created by: Al
Transcribed by: Darrell Cole
Record added: Dec 18, 2016
Find A Grave Memorial# 174116007
Added by JT on Mar 02, 2017 1:32 PM
Kathy Davis
Carolyn and John Fetterolf's gravestones
Thank you so much for taking the time to honor my request for photos. I appreciate your efforts on behalf of those like me who are unable to take photos for ourselves.
Added by Kathy Davis on Feb 12, 2017 4:24 PM
Kenneth Gilbert
RE: Harry Shifren
I was going on the Inky article. I'm ok with you leaving that part unchanged as it is disputed. The dates are on the marker, and site preference is to follow the marker and put discrepancies in notes, which is why I submitted the date updates. I'll resubmit that change without the country change.
Added by Kenneth Gilbert on Jan 11, 2017 7:25 AM
Jen Snoots
Washington Crossing National Cemetery
Hi Al,
Transcribing some of your photos from this cemetery at the moment...just a quick suggestion. Could you take your photos from the front, more on the level with the stone? All the pix so far have been shot from above and are tough to read, especially the dates.
Thanks!
~Jen~
Added by Jen Snoots on Jan 07, 2017 7:57 PM
Ronald Walter Tipton
Phil DiElmo
Thank you very much for taking this photo.
Happy new year!
Ron Tipton
Added by Ronald Walter Tipton on Dec 31, 2016 12:11 PM
Louise
Boggs #155254227
Hi Al,
Thanks for adding the pictures to Anna Boggs memorial.
Much appreciated,
Louise
Added by Louise on Dec 27, 2016 8:48 AM
Tom Jennings
Mary Keller
It appears that her memorial 165239669
is a duplicate of mine. I'm curious as to how her name came to be transcribed in all caps?

Tom
Added by Tom Jennings on Dec 18, 2016 9:59 AM
Rich Vance
RE: Uploading photos
Here's another example...

Your photo for
Dominic V Bisanzio
& Eleanor Bisanzio
appears to be a "pre-need" stone; both individuals probably still living.

If you can't determine if they have indeed passed on, you should delete the pre-need memorials.

I think one of the monument companies doing business in that area must have had a big sale on pre-need stones. ^_^

You can browse your own listings and probably find several more without death dates that shouldn't be on Find A Grave.

Cheers, Rich
Added by Rich Vance on Dec 18, 2016 1:50 AM
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