|Christine Schmitz (#47520549)|
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For as long as I can remember, I've been fascinated with pioneer cemeteries. That fascination as a young child turned to reverence as I began to see in these old stones something more than just names. Each stone, whether marble or wood, weathered or polished, the names clear or undecipherable, symbolize the life and legacy of the person buried beneath it. Each person was important in his or her own right, and their passing signified a life-changing event for those loved ones who gathered with swollen and tear-filled eyes around the grave to say one last goodbye. Yet not all was lost with the passing of these individuals for, more often than not, they left behind direct descendants to not only continue the family blood line, but to carry on the memory of those who were lost but not easily forgotten.|
When my father passed away in 2010, I found comfort in these old cemeteries once again. No longer was it just the pioneer cemeteries that brought me comfort but the newer ones as well. Walking through a cemetery reminds you that this is the circle of life...men are born, they live their lives and during that time hopefully find and give love and compassion to others, then they pass away. Cemeteries are not a thing to be feared or thought of with sadness. Rather, they are to be valued and protected for they hold the souls of those we love so deeply. It is our responsibility to protect the memories of these individuals, whether they passed away yesterday or more than a hundred years ago.
**I will be happy to transfer management of any memorial I've created if you are related to the individual and I am not. Please use the Edit button on the individual's memorial to request corrections or transfer of management. If requesting a transfer, please state your relationship to the individual.**
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|Rae||Byron G. Smith, Ione Cemetery, #72023042|
Hi! I know the marker was difficult to read, but I do have one small correction: Byron's middle initial was C, for Charles. (He was my stepfather once.) Just an FYI. Thanks.
Added by Rae on Aug 22, 2015 6:19 PM
|zeni||Aurelia G Fierro|
Thank you very much for transferring the memorial for my Aunt. She has been re-united with her parents and siblings.
Added by zeni on Mar 25, 2013 11:18 PM
|Marcus Whitt||Alena Lynn Wright Memorial|
Thank you so much for the photo addition to her memorial. I just linked her father to the memorial.
Thank you so very much,
Marcus Lynn Whitt
Thank you so much for the transfer of family,
and your great outlook.
|Marcus Whitt||Dierks Family:|
I have added a few more names to the Smith Mountain Cemetery, members of the Dierks Family. My Great grandfather by marriage was Walter Wesley Dierks. I have linked Cordy and Walter with their parents, Herman and Caroline Dierks. Could you link Harvey to this family also? I used to live in the Cutler area, moved East in 1967.
|Jeff Blythe||RE: Hallie Blythe Shelton|
Thanks for the changes. Yes, Hallie and Guy Shelton are relatives, a transfer would be appreciated!
|Carol Davis-Ulmer||Thomas & Virginia Harland - Smith Mountain Cemetery|
Thank you so much for the transfer I have all ready added some information, and Aunt Mary should be able to give me more.
Just read it. What a beautiful tribute to your dad. :)
Added by CZNBJL on Nov 11, 2011 11:02 AM
Thank you, Christine! :)
Added by CZNBJL on Nov 07, 2011 6:36 PM
|Stanley Hibdon-Nichols||RE: Joel Baxter|
Yes I would like the transfer and thank you. Stan
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