T. Osborne

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47817994

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In reference to the designation, "Burial Details Unknown", this defeats the purpose of Find A Grave.
Find A Grave is not a family tree builder, but a supplementary aid for one.
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"Mythology: Genealogy without documentation."

"Genealogy: Where you confuse the dead and irritate the living."
***
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.
***
* Please do not attach death certificates, marriage, military or census records to the memorials I've created. Memorials look best when kept simple and uncluttered.

Everyone has access to these documents on Ancestry.com, Familysearch.org or Fold3.com, for their own personal records.

*Before attaching a photo to a memorial, make sure it's large enough and legible if possible, so everyone can view it without difficulty. No one wants to look at a photo too small or blurry to see or read.

*If it's not a headstone photo, make sure all other picture files are designated as; person, family or other.

In reference to the designation, "Burial Details Unknown", this defeats the purpose of Find A Grave.
Find A Grave is not a family tree builder, but a supplementary aid for one.
***
"Mythology: Genealogy without documentation."

"Genealogy: Where you confuse the dead and irritate the living."
***
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.
***
* Please do not attach death certificates, marriage, military or census records to the memorials I've created. Memorials look best when kept simple and uncluttered.

Everyone has access to these documents on Ancestry.com, Familysearch.org or Fold3.com, for their own personal records.

*Before attaching a photo to a memorial, make sure it's large enough and legible if possible, so everyone can view it without difficulty. No one wants to look at a photo too small or blurry to see or read.

*If it's not a headstone photo, make sure all other picture files are designated as; person, family or other.

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