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Squeak (#47437442)
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Bio Photo UPDATE 2.11.15:

Please be patient as I will try to get to my emails as soon as I can. My father passed away on New Year's Eve and I was gone for a month, so I am a bit behind on things. Thanks for your patience. If you would like to leave flowers on my dad's memorial page, click on my dad's name, David Hernes.


Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow;
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle Autumn rain.

When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush,
Of quiet birds in circled flight;
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry
I am not there, I did not die

~Mary Elizabeth Frye (1932)
Her memorial page is #40647533


Strangers in the Box
by Pamela A. Harazim

Come, look with me inside this drawer,
In this box I've often seen,
At the pictures, black and white,
Faces proud, still, serene.
I wish I knew the people,
These strangers in the box,
Their names and all their memories
Are lost among my socks.
I wonder what their lives were like.
How did they spend their days?
What about their special times?
I'll never know their ways.
If only someone had taken time
To tell who, what, where, when,
These faces of my heritage
Would come to life again.
Could this become the fate
Of the pictures we take today?
The faces and the memories
Someday to be tossed away?
Make time to save your pictures,
Seize the opportunity when it knocks,
Or someday you and yours could be
The strangers in the box.


Behold and see as you pass by
As you are now so once was I
As I am now so must you be
Prepare for death and follow me

(Taken from the headstone of my great-great-great-great-great-great uncle, Josephus Benoni Bellamy, whom died in 1777 at age 16)


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 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 hallowed 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)
His memorial page is #87759950


The Final Gift

Scatter me not to the restless winds
nor toss my ashes to the sea.
Remember now those years gone by
when loving gifts I gave to thee.
Remember now the happy times
the family ties we shared.
Don't leave my resting place unmarked
as though you never cared.
Deny me not one final gift
for all who come to see.
A single lasting proof that says I lived,
I loved and you loved me.

~ Rev. D.H. Cramer
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Clicker Kelly
Resing Headstone

I can't thank you enough for finding and posting this grave photo!! You are so kind! Katie Resing is my wife's 2nd great grandmother. The information that you posted is also very helpful. I believe that I can clarify some of the information and I do have some additional questions for you. Would you mind contacting me through my email? Kelly,
Added by Clicker Kelly on Jun 11, 2017 6:01 PM
Rita Sporrer
John McDonald gravestone photo
Thank you for taking time to go to the location of John's grave and taking a photo. While there is no actual headstone, it is worth knowing that. Thank you.
Added by Rita Sporrer on Jun 10, 2017 2:18 PM
Dominique Potier
Phillip H Raaen # 105570679
Thanks Squeak for your picture . I'm pretty certain he was an 101st Airborne 327GIR during the WW2, I have the same name, same birth year and same state ... if one day you find his obit or more info could you contact me ?
Added by Dominique Potier on Jun 09, 2017 7:03 AM
Frances Cope
Lorraine Smith
Thank you so much for taking a photo of the site of Lorraine's burial.
Added by Frances Cope on Jun 08, 2017 6:12 PM
Morey or Bowen grave
Thank you so much for the photo and all that great information.
It confirms for us that this Mary E. Morey is Not our Mary that we are looking for.
Could you contact the find a graver that did the memorial and have them make corrections/additions? That would really help out the people looking for Bowens, etc.
Thank you again for the wonderful work documenting this grave and it's occupants.
Added by Montereygenealogist on Jun 02, 2017 8:59 AM
Tom Pottenger
Photos: Barbara Larsh, Holy Cross
Thanks for the photos you added to the memorial for Barbara Larsh in Holy Cross Cath. Cem. Sometimes a photo helps to determine if a grave is for the family member I'm looking for, sometimes it doesn't. In this case, it doesn't, but that does not matter. I'm still grateful for your effort, and hope that your photo will help lead to some conclusions, for me or other family members. Thanks again!
Added by Tom Pottenger on Jun 01, 2017 8:32 AM
danise rodriguez
those are great photographs you took of Concepcion/Leonor Miramontes tombstone!!! I can not thank you enough. Concepcion was my father's godmother...she and Gregoria baptized all his siblings too. The family called them The Ninas. Again, thank you for your time and research!
Added by danise rodriguez on May 31, 2017 1:10 PM
RE: Alphonse McCarthy photo request - Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma, CA
Hi! I did not receive a previous email but would be happy to give you any information I have on this person/family.

Thank you so much!

Added by marymacla on May 26, 2017 3:28 PM
James Rose
Antone G Rose
Thank you for the transfer of Antone G Rose
Have a great day!
Added by James Rose on May 25, 2017 2:01 PM
Hugh and Mary Meara
Thank you for your time and effort to fill my photo request. I appreciate you sharing your photographing skills will me. The Meara Family is grateful for you posting one photo of her headstone on the memorial page.
Have a Wonderful Day!
Added by Karen on May 24, 2017 5:25 AM
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