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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, you weren't supposed to copy them unless you ask me first, and 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.
Please don't add any music to my interments. If you have a picture for one of my memorials you'd like to add, go ahead, but please let me know so I can see it! Thanks!
If I've left flowers on a memorial, that doesnt 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.
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.
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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|Shannon D.||M. Mildward|
Thank you for the info. I am not related, but added the memorial when I heard about the tragedy. I sometimes add those when they touch me and this one certainly does. Thank you again for finding the information for the memorial. I do greatly appreciate it.
Great thanks from the distant relatives of these lovely people.
Added by Laura on Jan 25, 2015 4:36 PM
|susan larimore||RE: Jack Lawton|
I'm sorry he didn't get in touch with me and I don't know his name.
|William Neill||Joanna Demas-Way|
Thank~you so very much for the flowers on Joanna Demas-Way's memorial. I know it is truly appreciated for this angel of a humanitarian in life. Bless you and your family.
I added jakes grandparents in mt olivet.
If you want their photos,request and I
will add them.
|William Neill||Michael Blankenship|
Thank~you so very much for the flowers on Mike's memorial. Blessings to you.
|jln||RE: Helen Mills|
No, I'm not related, I found her obituary in a yearly paper that is sent out to the alumni of the High school that she attended.
Added by jln on Jan 03, 2015 7:51 PM
|Mitch Workman||Flower for Noma Wallace|
I don't know if you knew my great grandma Noma, but if you didn't: Snapdragons were her favorite, you chose very well. So thank you.
|John W. Fox||Violet Thompson update|
I have updated the Violet Elizabeth Battles Thompson memorial page (Memorial #137280646)
per your suggestions. Please review and see if I got close to what you envisioned.
|High Plains||Waldo Battles|
You can only link siblings through the parents so I have added his brother and sister's Find A Grave #s to his bio on his memorial.
Thank you for the information!
High Plains :)
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