When I first became a member of FG, I requested photos of my family's gravestones. It made me very happy to have volunteers that would do this for me, and others like me. These volunteers really seemed to care about people being remembered and not forgotten. This was so heart warming I decided to do this for others. Thus, here I am, being an active contributor doing as much as I can.
If anyone wants to share, or use my photo’s on FG and other ancestry sites, please feel free to do so. I just ask that you acknowledge me as the original source of the photos, and most importantly, please be respectful.
If anyone wants me to transfer memorial's of their parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and/or cousins please feel free to politely ask. If you are dedicated to the memory of your family/ancestors and FG, I will gladly transfer them to you. I will respectfully chose to keep my close family/ancestors.
Best wishes to all who search for their family member’s final resting places, and to those who selflessly document for others.
*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•* Dear Ancestor *•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*
"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'd 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."
Walter Butler Palmer
(Originally shared by my cousin Cindy Lopez)
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