|A 'Recording Angel', writing in the Book of Life for each of us, as done for those who went before. This beautiful monument is in Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, KY, Hibbitt Family Lot, Section P, Lot M. Please try to add a few 'extras' when you take photographs as a volunteer. You make a difference.|
June 11 is my FAG anniversary!
and tells us that you are not gone, not really
and we are, after all that has passed, still one.
jimmy johnson © 1998
"If ever there is a tomorrow when we're not together.. there is something you must always remember... you are braver than you believe; stronger than you seem; and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we're apart, I'll always be with you."
one of my favorite Winnie the Pooh quotes!
From Find A Grave's FAQ...
"The ultimate goal should be to have meaningful, accurate memorials that honor those who have passed away, regardless of who created the memorial or who maintains it."
I came across this statement on Winston "Wink" and Martha Murphy's headstone(buried in Woodland Cemetery), "I want someone to know I was here".
Pretty much sums up why I do what I do. I feel Everyone wants to be remembered.
"If you have no respect for the dead, you have no respect for the living" - Unknown
CEMETERIES-Outdoor Museums of the Forgotten Past
To Forget Ones Ancestors Is To Be A Brook Without A Source, A Tree Without A Root.....
YOUR TOMBSTONE STANDS AMONG THE REST
NEGLECTED AND ALONE
THE NAME AND DATE HAVE WORN OFF
THE WEATHERED MARBLE STONE
IT REACHES OUT TO ALL WHO CARE.
IT'S NOW TOO LATE TO MOURN
YOU DID NOT KNOW THAT I'D EXIST
YOU DIED....AND I WAS BORN
YET EACH OF US ARE CELLS OF YOU
IN FLESH, IN BLOOD, IN BONE.
OUR HEARTS CONTRACT AND BEAT A PULSE
ENTIRELY NOT OUR OWN
DEAR ANCESTOR, THE PLACE YOU FILLED
SOME 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 PLACE
AND COME TO VISIT YOU.....
Author - Anonymous
Shhh! Be very, very quiet...we're hunting forebears.
We shall find no ancestor before his time.
Genealogists are time unravelers.
Only a genealogist regards a step backwards, as progress.
There is strength in our roots.
In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.
Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family.
Show me your cemeteries, and I will tell you what kind of people you have.
(Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790) )
History is the witness of the times, the torch of truth, the life of memory, the teacher of life, the messenger of antiquity.
Happy the man who thinks of his ancestors with pride, who likes to tell of their deeds and greatness, and rejoices to feel himself linked to their goodly chain.
Children in a family are like flowers in a bouquet: there's always one determined to face in an opposite direction from the way the arranger desires.
(Marcelene Cox )
It is a noble employment to rescue from oblivion those who deserve to be remembered.
If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people.
(Thich Nhat Hanh
"Remember me in my family tree; my name, my days, my strife; and I shall ride upon the wings of time, and live an endless life."
"To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain perpetually a child. For what is the worth of a human life unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history?"
- Marcus Tullius Cicero, 106-43 B.C.
"Death borders upon our birth, and our cradle stands in the grave."
- Joseph Hall
"A dying man needs to die, as a sleepy man needs to sleep, and there comes a time when it is wrong, as well as useless, to resist."
- Stewart Alsop
"Even at our birth, death does but stand aside a little. And every day he looks towards us and muses somewhat to himself whether that day or the next he will draw nigh."
- Robert Bolt
"Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon."
- Susan Ertz
"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal."
- Albert Pike
"…If we look deeply into the palm of our hand, we will see our parents and all the generations of our ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in our body. We are the continuation of each of these people." Author Unknown