|Judy in California (#46930755)|
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"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."
Author Unknown (but still searching)
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.
|Messages left for Judy in Califor... (7)||[Leave Message]|
|Debby Hodges-Cowans||Headstone Photo|
Are you able to look up headstones in the Ventura County area? If so, please message me here or at my email: DSCowans@yahoo.com
Added William and Myron Britt
Not sure if you needed both, but thought it was interesting that they were both service members.
Added by Missy on Apr 12, 2014 8:03 PM
Hi Aunt Judy, I love looking through all your hard work on findagrave. Hope life is treating you and Uncle Jack well out there in sunny California
|Phillip Plotz, M.D.||Christopher Weaver at Westview|
I see your request for a photo on findagrave for Westview Cemetery. I am familiar with that cemetery and would be happy to look for you. Would you please call the cemetery office at 404-755-6611 to find out the section and lot numbers for your request? And please also confirm there is actually a marker. The office is reluctant to give me that information and in fact has threatened to charge me for it. They do however give it easily to relatives. The cemetery is massive and that section/lot information will help me narrow the search.
|Wildcards||Mrs J(ulie) L. Bruner Patman|
I received your request for Julies gravestone.
There is already one posted to a memorial (#104234726) for her. It's listed in F-A-G as the Sardis Cemetery in Cass County, Texas. This is the same cemetery as Hopewell B.C. Cemetery. Just under a different name. The sign over the gate says Sardis Cemetery. It does sit next to the parking lot of Hopewell B.C though. I suppose that's where the confusion comes in. There's a lot of those type mix-ups around here.
Probably because the Cass County TXGenWeb, & Cemeteries of Cass County, lists it as Hopewell B.C. Cemetery.
I hope this helps.
|Jay Brown||RE: Joseph L Patman|
Hi Judy, I just posted a photo of Joseph L Patman's plot. I was doing more work these last couple of weeks and when I was weed eating and poking around, I found the slabs broken in three parts. Someone has been vandalizing the cemetery but I hope I put an end to it. I pieced together his headstone the best I could but it's broken worse then John W Patman's. Take care ~Jay
|Phillip Plotz, M.D.||Christopher Weaver at Westview Cemetery in Atlanta|
I would like to try to find your request. If you will call the office and get the section and lot numbers, it will help me to narrow the search. The cemetery is huge and the office wants to charge me for that information. Thanks so much.
Can you verify with them that there is a marker too?
Their number is 404-755-6611
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