BeNotForgot

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In memory of all those "who lived faithfully a hidden life,
and rest in unvisited tombs." -- George Eliot

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Dear One :--
These graves hold the dust of your history
for long years some have been gone
many lived and died before you were born
untold generations have now traveled on. . . .
So when you come here to reminisce
and auld acquaintance to renew
may the memories never dim
let them be not forgot
'cause they begat the who who begat you.
-- BeNotForgot [January 2010]

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I can sense them calling out to me
from the gloaming of my past
"Please do not let us be forgot.
Record our stories that we may last."
-- BeNotForgot [April 2009]

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Note that most of my photo requests are used for requesting replacement photos on findagrave pages featuring memorial stones covered with chalk, flour, shaving cream, et al. I usually accompany the request with a note such as the following . . . "Respectfully requesting a NEW photo of this old tombstone, with NO chalk, shaving cream, etc. Thanking you in advance for your time and effort." . . . and FYI . . . the following findagrave blogpost contains helpful info regarding headstone photography . . . https://news.findagrave.com/2019/06/25/find-a-grave-headstone-photography
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For those who wonder about such things . . . the # of memorials managed is higher than the # of memorials created due to a few members who decided to transfer a large number of their memorials to multiple findagrave contributors . . . and I was honored to be one of the contributors trusted to look after some of those pages . . . many have now been transferred on to family members.

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My ancestors, they hail from . . .
the redlands of Texas . . . and the marshes of Maine . . .
the plantations of Georgia . . . and the courts of Spain . . .
and a hodgepodge of places . . . betwixt and between . . .
-- BeNotForgot [November 2008]

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FYI . . . in case you are interested, our public research trees at Ancestry dot com can be found by searching the Ancestry member directory for benotforgot [manager of our public DNA tree] or Epitaphist [manager of three public trees, plus our main private database].

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Milam County, Texas
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