Tim Osborne

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6 years · 4 days
Find A Grave ID
47817994

Bio

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 Cemetery
by Thelma Greene Reagan

Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where others cried
For Loved Ones whose lives are stilled.

Today our hearts were touched
By graves of tiny babies;
Snatched from the arms of loving kin,
In a heartbreak of the ages.

Today we saw there the grandparents lay
In 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 before
On a day we'd all like to forget,
But will remember forever more.

Today we recorded for kith and kin
The 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 dust
And generations of folks yet to come
Will be grateful for your trust.
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Please don't add death certificates or other documents to the memorials I create. This reduces clutter and reserves a place for headstone and family photos. There' s only room for 5 photos, unless you sponsor it, so leave room for at least 2 photos for headstones.
Thank You

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