"Dear Ancestor" Your tombstone stands among the rest; Neglected and alone. The name and the 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 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 (1868-1932)
Mitchell & LaCroix Families My husband is part of these families. His paternal grandmother was Rose Lillie Mitchell. Where did you get all the information on Charles Mitchell I? We are planning on making a trip to Bloomsfield Nebraska, my father-in-law was born there & of course a lot of the family is buried. Can you think of anything we should know, see, or do while we are there. Thank you for all your work.
Wiese Photos Vicky, I really want to thank you for adding the photos of Hans and Dora's graves. They are my great-great grandparents and I have so little information on Hans. It really means a lot. Blessings to you. Lisa