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<-- My sons, Sean and Eric, and myself, several years ago.|
The older you get, the more deaths it seems, or maybe I was just too young to know the difference. I wanted something to memorialize members of my family and friends.
My cousin found out that in our Scovill line we come from three Mayflower passengers; John Howland, Elizabeth Tilley, and Richard Warren.
The majority of the memorials I made are family and some are very close family friends.
For all those that took my family pictures and used them on Ancestry, it would have been nice for anyone of you to say "Hey, I used your picture on my family tree!" I would have replied with something like "Lets see how we are related!"
Discovering who your ancestors are is one thing, but reading about them even if its just an obituary tells you something about them as a person, not just another leaf in the tree. Seeing their final resting place is a type of closure for me.
I'm looking for any information on Scovill, Hill, Gear, Parlett, Lawton, Shields, Weilbacher, Frierdich, Murrah.
Just to clarify, my mother does a lot of work on here with me since she knows the older family better than I do. If a memorial has many links, they are probably in my family.
If you add a picture for one of my memorials, please let me know so I can see it instead of stumbling on it later! Thanks!
If I've left flowers on a memorial, that doesn't mean that I know them. It could be that I was flowering random names, or I got there by following links from other memorials. I've flowered over 30,000 memorials, and I probably only knew a very small percentage of those people.
I do transfer out of guidelines, so if the memorial isn't for one of my family members, chances are I'll transfer it to you if you ask.
**I've sent out a lot of edits lately. I didn't single anyone out or intentionally pick on anyone, I'm just looking through family names in various counties. If I can see things that can be put on the memorial to make it more complete, then I send an edit. I added death certificates to those people I'm not related to. If I transfer a memorial to you and you don't want it on there, I will be more than happy to remove it.**
This was posted in the forums, and I think it pretty much sums up how most of us feel about graving and looking for our ancestors.
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
Spread 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.
By Walter Butler Palmer (1906)
THE RECORDING OF A CEMETERY
By Thelma Greene Reagan
Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where other 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 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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|T Draper||Della GertrudeStoner|
Thanks for the information for Della
acknowledgment noted of your contribution
Added by T Draper on Aug 21, 2016 12:54 PM
|Nancy Meadows||RE: Leo Edward Kelso|
Thank you, Sherry!
|Don Skinner||RE: Colbert headstone|
No problem happy to do it
Thank you for adding the links for the brothers. Your service has been noted in their bio's.
Added by minpar on Aug 10, 2016 7:08 AM
Sherry my days have been excessively busy lately. Along with that, I am still not certain how to, or what exactly it you are doing unless it is the highlighted link in Joey's bio, which is neat. Please go ahead and fix Joel's also. I just have not been successfull in getting the job done.
P.S. Thank You.
Added by minpar on Aug 08, 2016 6:18 AM
|Joseph Curry||RE: Ward Cemetery|
No, I dont recall any sign or anything up, but it appeared well-maintained when I was last there, two years ago. I will check on it again later this fall.
|Rose & Dale Svitak||RE: Bertha Meyers|
You are very welcome
77566781 & 77566869
I have tried the trick code that you sent but I am doing something wrong and was not able to accomplish the deed.
Since you know how to get it done I am going to transfer a brother to you and let you make it do what we want.
Thanks a bunch for trying. I think that I am losing brain cells.
Added by minpar on Aug 07, 2016 8:57 AM
|Cathy Meder-Dempsey||RE: James Hill|
I don't do memorials. No need to transfer. Thank you.
Sherry, I feel quite certain about the changes I suggested. But let me go back into my notes for the family and I will get back with you. Thanks for your attention to detail, and for all you have done to preserve the resting places for so many people.
Raleigh in MI
Added by Raleigh on Jun 30, 2016 2:41 PM
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