I Started researching my family tree on Ancestry.com and this is where I became familiar with "Find A Grave". The poem below, pretty much sums it up.The Recording of a Cemeteryby Thelma Greene ReaganToday we walked where others walkedOn a lonely, windswept hill;Today we talked where others criedFor Loved Ones whose lives are stilled.Today our hearts were touchedBy graves of tiny babies;Snatched from the arms of loving kin,In a heartbreak of the ages.Today we saw there 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 lied 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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