It is important that we remember those who have lived before us for they have, in many ways, prepared us for who we are today.Family names Lark, Dee, Heiman, Housman, Loper.I have a very special spot in my heart for veterans and members of law enforcement. I believe it is important to support our police officers and troops. Where would we be without them? I believe every memorial should have a virtual flower. When I see one without, I add one; it's an honor to leave my respects. That person was once loved and cherished by someone, somewhere.Feel free to use any photos. Please do not post death certificates on the memorials.THE CEMETERY PHOTOGRAPHERWandering among the stones I seeThe stones so weathered and worn‘Tis difficult to find the dateOn which the babe was bornI stare at the stone and am struck with aweAt the life that I knew was goneThis was someone's child, a babe so sweetWith loved ones to carry onSo I take a photo for all to seeFor the family that remainsAn everlasting memory ofA child of God's domainI brush the weeds back from the stoneAnd say a silent prayerFor the babes that had no chance to liveAnd for mothers everywhereThe dove calls out it's mourning songAmong the stones so stillEchoes of the woes, through timeThe choirs of despairThe stone will someday perishThe flowers will be goneBut a photo now remains of thisTheir memory lives on!And so my friend, don't hesitateTo film the weathered stoneThose who live within your heartsAre never truly goneTHE RECORDING OF A CEMETERYBY THELMA GREENE REAGAN Today we walked where others walkedOn a lonely, windswept hill;Today we talked where other criedFor Loved Ones whose lives are stilled.Today our hearts were touchedBy graves of tiny babies;Snatched from the arms of loving kin,In the heartbreak of the ages.Today we saw where the grandparents layIn 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 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 beforeOn a day we'd all like to forget,But will remember forever more.Today we recorded for kith and kinThe 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 dustAnd generations of folks yet to comeWill be grateful for your trust.
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