Since retirement, my husband and I enjoy genealogy. We both agree that a wonderful way to honor the memories of those who came before us, is to record their history, which includes where they were laid to rest. We reference any records we can locate to insure the information is as accurate as possible. We have made an earnest effort to link family members together whenever possible.
We have recently moved from New York to southern Maine, and have begun to enter memorials in the Cape Elizabeth, Scarborough, South Portland and surrounding Cumberland County cemeteries.
We do not strive for volume of entries, and do not use lists of multiple names. It is disheartening when some contributors enter thousands of memorials (100,000+), and then disregard the work of other contributors suggesting edits, or become annoyed when they receive large numbers of edit requests. Often, these contributors hold biographical information hostage until Find A Grave must attend to their pending edits.
Working together with respect for each other's contributions can enrich this legacy of treasured information, and preserve it for future generations. Please feel free to use my photos.
Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled 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 if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.
Author- Walter Butler Palmer
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