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SFP (#47852495)
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Bio Photo 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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Deborah C
RE: Bertha Morrow-92802142
Bertha's full name is actually Clemma Albertha Hand. She is a relative (grandmother I believe) of my friend I have been helping. I will get you more info this week. Thanks for checking! Deb
Added by Deborah C on Sep 19, 2017 5:37 AM
Michelle LaFountain
Request that you transfer management of Eugene LaFountain to me. He was my father's brother and I am attempting to make updates to our entire family. I manage William Waitsfield LaFountain (my father) as well as their mother Dorothy Degray LaFountain. thanks so much
Michelle LaFountain
Coppell, TX
Added by Michelle LaFountain on Sep 15, 2017 8:51 AM
Patsy Conlon
RE: Mattie Wood Lamb
Thanks never thought of that. Will do :)
Have a good day.
Added by Patsy Conlon on Aug 28, 2017 12:28 PM
Patsy Conlon
Mattie Wood Lamb
Thank you for responding to me. I really appreciate it. :) Do you know if anyone does??
Added by Patsy Conlon on Aug 28, 2017 9:31 AM
Patsy Conlon
Mattie Lee Wood Robinson
Do you have any pictures of Mattie, she was my great aunt. Please let me know.
Thank you,
Patsy Conlon
Added by Patsy Conlon on Aug 27, 2017 4:14 PM
Charles Brooks
Grave transfer
Thank you for the transfer
Added by Charles Brooks on Aug 22, 2017 10:27 PM
Kitty Lambert-Rudd
Alice Lambert 112729666
I can not begin to tell you how grateful I am to you for the work you have done.
My father and I searched for my 2x Great grandmother since I can remember and her she is, carefully documented by you! THANK YOU!
IF she is not related my I have her?
IF she IS.... can we exchange what you know???
Kitty Lambert-Rudd
Added by Kitty Lambert-Rudd on Aug 11, 2017 5:55 PM
molly wade jones
is right that is my great grand mother
Added by clara on Jul 15, 2017 12:25 PM
John Howell Haynes
Hi, First of all, thank you so much for all your hard work documenting graves and memorials. It has been a great help genealogically and a blessing for the extended family.

Secondly, you have done a lot on the Haynes family in the Hillside Cemetery, LaGrange, Troup County, GA. Are you by chance related? I am a granddaughter of John Howell Haynes #95836957. I am always seeking connections with extended family members. Look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you again. W Wilhelm Mcguire
Added by WWilhelmMcGuire on Jul 12, 2017 9:01 AM
RE: Photo for Mayton's
i finally got it to rotate but i need to improve the image thanks so much for your help
Added by D.J. on Jun 26, 2017 12:35 PM
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