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What a wonderful website & what a fantastic way to honor the lives of our ancestors. Many thanks and appreciation to those who send edits to flesh out memorials. I am always looking for ways to make them better and more complete.
I will be happy to add additional info if you will use the edit button on the memorial to add information.
Please don't ask me to link to a burial unknown. This site is named Find a Grave for a reason. So please find the grave or final disposition of the body before you make a memorial. Under the Find A Grave guidelines, burial unknowns are subject to removal after 30 days.
YES, you may post my photos on Ancestry.com or other genealogy websites or your personal family files. I just ask that you keep the copyright notice on the bottom of the photo and give me credit for my work. Please use the photos to honor your loved ones.
Under NO circumstances are the pictures to be used in a commercial or "for sale" publication without my express written permission for each item. It's not about "owning" the photos, it's about giving another person credit for the effort they exerted to gather & post data for the benefit of those who are searching for family members. Thank you!
Please do not post census records or military records or generic cemetery photos in the picture area of the memorials I have entered. It takes up space where personal photos could be placed.
A big thank you to all who have generously contributed time & energy to help this website grow. I especially want to thank those people who have helped me so much in the quest for my ancestors. Let's all be kind to one another and help each other. We are all volunteers.
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.
TO THOSE I LOVE AND THOSE WHO LOVE ME
When I am gone, release me let me go.
I have so many things to see and do.
You mustn't tie yourself to me with tears.
Be happy that we had so many years.
I gave to you my love, you can only guess
How much you gave to me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you each have shown
But now it's time I traveled on alone.
So grieve a while for me if you must.
Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
I won't be far away, for life goes on.
So if you need me, call and I will come.
Though you can't see me or touch me, I'll be near.
And if you listen with your heart, You'll hear,
All of my love around you soft and clear.
And then, when you must come this way alone,
I'll greet you with a smile, and say
"Genealogy, begins as an interest, becomes a hobby, continues as an avocation and in the last stages, is an incurable disease."
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