My husband, David went home to be with his Lord & Savior, Saturday, June 16, 2018. He was the best part of the two of us on this site. Taking photos and walking many cemeteries with me, looking for our relatives and taking pictures for others who were looking for their family too. There are moments in life when you miss someone so much that you just want to pick them from your dreams and hug them for real.
I created my own memorial on this site because I didn't want a memorial that had my obituary and photo copied and pasted to my memorial. I always try and remember when I create my memorials that everyone had family and enjoyed good and bad times even if I didn't know them. Someone cried and grieved over their loss but also remembered the memories they left behind for those still on this earth. Hopefully they felt loved and found love but most of all they lived.
I have been involved in an ongoing project at Scotch Irish Presbyterian Cemetery in Lower Mt. Bethel, Northampton County, Pa. where a number of Revolutionary War soldiers are buried. Volunteers, including myself, have cleaned stones and repaired ones that were broken, if you have a chance, please visit the cemetery and see the difference in some of these gravestones that I have added.
"People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
PLEASE DO NOT add death certificates or obituaries to the memorials we maintain. We will be happy to update any information if you send it through the edit function but we do NOT copy and paste the NEWER obituaries especially those that list those still living. I do not add photos from these obituaries as well. If you find an error or correction needed to any of our memorials, please let us know so we can correct them through the edit system. If we added a photo to a memorial you maintain and you would like it removed, please let us know and we will delete our photo. We do transfer memorials out of Find A Grave guidelines as long as they are not part of our family.
If you make edit suggestions, I do investigate every suggestion before accepting. I do not accept suggestions, where the only source is an ancestry tree and I do ask for documentation if I can't locate a record. I am just trying to be as accurate as possible after learning from past edit mistakes that were called to my attention. I do not link to unknown burial locations since this site is to provide the location of burial plots or graves.
DAR member through my 4X great grandfather, Mathias Stecher, 5X great grandfather, Melchior Stecher and 4X great grandfather, George Amey.
Researching the following families:
Stecher/Stecker, Amey/Emig, DeWitt, Hughes, Oswald, Chamberlain, Prall, Roseberry, Raub, Metz, Geasserr, Painter & Carpenter. Pysher, Hoff, Hornbaker, Fritz, Rinker, Holland, Sandt, Dalrymple, Vannatta, Almond & Rasley.
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.
Author: Walter Butler Palmer
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