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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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|Sharon Christensen||RE: Parker Gravesite Photos|
You are very welcome for the photos happy to get them for you.
|James Head||RE: Clayton Swiger Gravesite Photo|
You are welcome. "Uncle Al" was my dad's best friend from early childhood, and was the one who found him when he died. I miss him a lot.
|carolyn collmorgen||RE: Nancy Purdy Gravesite Photo...|
I appreciate your thoughtfulness. I try to help with grave lookups at the cemetery I am visiting. Sometimes the stones are missing or was never there.
Please try to help some one in return.
|Joan Lyle||RE: Jack Parker Gravesite Photo...|
You are welcome.
|Janet Marie||Laura Parker Fry|
I took photos of Laura Parker Fry # 100516110 today at Wautoma Union Cemetery. I added it for you right away. I will be adding additional members of the Parker and Fry families within the next few days. Maybe there will be other memorials you are interested in.
|SJ Oregon||RE: Christian Gravesite Photos....|
Glad to have helped. There are a lot more grave pics needed at Mount Hope; maybe later this spring...
|Pam Morgan||RE: Fred and Mable Parker Gravesite Photos..|
You are very welcome. It was my pleasure....
|Kathy Salazar||RE: Amanda Brown gravesite Photo...|
You're very welcome.
|SJ Oregon||RE: Christian Gravesite Photos...|
I know you have requests in for more Christian family members, but I couldn't find them on this trip. I haven't given up, though! :-)
|Carrol Christian||Parker/Christian genealogy|
Hi Rusty; I'm sorry it's taken so long to get back with you but I just saw your message. I'd switched computers and my new e-mail program had been sending a lot of stuff to my junk e-mail folder. Anyway I'll get back with you over the Thanksgiving holiday and we can compare notes.
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