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Sherry (#46585091)
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Bio Photo <-- 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.

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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.

Author Unknown.

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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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Lila Cole
Jenny Strode
Yes I am related to the Strodes. Sorry to answer on here but they don't give us your email when you send a message via the findagrave message system.
Lila
Added by Lila Cole on Mar 05, 2015 11:21 AM
Kerstin
Michael Bittner
Thank you for visiting my cemetery Michael Bittner (one of the deaths at the Berlin Wall). I appreciate your thoughtfulness.
Greetings from Kerstin
Added by Kerstin on Feb 23, 2015 9:27 AM
William Neill
Dana 'Buck' Rinehart
Thank~you so very much for the flowers and voting on Buck's being famous. I know he would appreciate your kindness.

Blessings to you and your family.
Added by William Neill on Feb 20, 2015 1:10 PM
Sandy Lee
RE: Grossheider / Lee
Ok, thank you very much.
Added by Sandy Lee on Feb 17, 2015 7:09 AM
Sandy Lee
RE: Grossheider / Lee
Ok, Thank you for your time.
Added by Sandy Lee on Feb 16, 2015 5:35 PM
Sandy Lee
RE: Grossheider / Lee
No, I am not sure, hope to confirm.
Reference: Flora (nee-Grossheider) married Thomas Lee. Think she later married Robert Donnington.
Any of this sound familiar?

Thanks
Sandy
Added by Sandy Lee on Feb 16, 2015 12:40 PM
Sandy Lee
Grossheider / Lee
Please contact me. Grossheider / Lee information
Added by Sandy Lee on Feb 16, 2015 10:49 AM
Sandra Howard Miller
Steve and Laura
Thank you so much for taking the time and leaving flower's for my brother & mom ..It meant the world to me ...Thank you ,Sandy
Added by Sandra Howard Miller on Feb 06, 2015 5:51 PM
McClarty Lass
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Thanks for taking the time to stop by and leave a flower for Mary. :) So kind of you.
Added by McClarty Lass on Jan 31, 2015 10:01 PM
J. Rubio
Elna Zimmerman
http://dreamingcasuallypoetry.blogspot.com/2015/01/the-long-way-down-story-of-elna.html
Added by J. Rubio on Jan 29, 2015 1:03 AM
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