Victoria Cierley Ellis

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I "inherited" fallen graver Robert Brennan's memorials at the beginning of 2022 and have been extremely appreciative of the suggested edits that people have contributed. I could never update so many memorials on my own.
If anyone would like a transfer of a memorial, be it a family member or just a good friend, please don't hesitate to ask. Robert enjoyed taking headstone photos and creating memorials from obituaries; I believe it was somewhat therapeutic for him.
**Any memorial that Robert left a flower on I will only transfer to a direct relative as these were people near and dear to his heart.
My fascination with find a grave started when I googled my great-grandfather's name (William Anderson White) and it showed a link to find a grave for HIS grandfather who he was named after. This GGG-grandfather turned out to be the first mayor of Warrior, AL (where my grandfather was born).
I was amazed that there was such a place where you could see your family's headstones and find out some pretty cool things about them...what a wonderful way to connect families!
The pictures I have contributed are free for you to use.

Thank you to Squeak #47437442 for the following:
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 the heartbreak of the ages.
Today we saw where 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 lies beneath this hallowed 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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