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Julie Myers Stephen (#47151862)
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Bio Photo ​The Dash
by Linda Ellis copyright 1996

​I read of a man who stood to speak
at the funeral of a friend.
He referred to the dates on the tombstone
from the beginning…to the end.

He noted that first came the date of birth
and spoke the following date with tears,
but he said what mattered most of all
was the dash between those years.

For that dash represents all the time
that they spent alive on earth.
And now only those who loved them
know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not, how much we own,
the cars…the house…the cash.
What matters is how we live and love
and how we spend our dash.

So, think about this long and hard.
Are there things you’d like to change?
For you never know how much time is left
that can still be rearranged.

If we could just slow down enough
to consider what’s true and real
and always try to understand
​the way other people feel.

And be less quick to anger
and show appreciation more
and love the people in our lives
like we’ve never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect
and more often wear a smile,
remembering that this special dash
might only last a little while.

​So, when your eulogy is being read,
with your life’s actions to rehash…
would you be proud of the things they say
about how you spent YOUR dash?

http://www.linda-ellis.com/the-dash-the-dash-poem-by-linda-ellis-.html
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Alex Folino
Chauncy..glencoe
Hello. I have a camp in glencoe that from what the story is was an old blacksmiths home. I'm trying to find any history I can on the place. Any history I've looked up is chauncy stoner being a blacksmith from glencoe and this house was built 1863. Could you help I anyway shedding more info? Thanks
Added by Alex Folino on Jun 27, 2016 8:34 PM
Rustydog0329
RE: Annie M. Williams.
I went back and I was mistaken. There were no more Williams in the plot. Just Annie Williams and 5 Huddys. I have those pictures if you're interested.

Richie
Added by Rustydog0329 on Jun 19, 2016 5:35 PM
Rustydog0329
RE: Annie M. Williams.
Yes, right next to a big marker "Huddy" in the front. Barely had to get out of the car.
There were more Williams' but I am leaving tomorrow. I will try to get over there in the morning before we head out
Added by Rustydog0329 on Jun 19, 2016 4:26 PM
Penchance
RE: Bartlett and Margaret Hess
The picture still has water on it, but was very readable. If you like, I can keep an eye on that area, and when it dries up replace the picture with a dry one. Although the water-covered one has very nice color, I thought.
Added by Penchance on May 07, 2016 8:58 AM
Diane Anderson
Phebe Shunk
I am not from the Montgomery County area. I was there on Friday researching my family and took a few photos to fill requests for memorials I was able to locate. I did copy the Bluff Cemetery transcriptions that were at the Genealogy Society since I have relatives buried there. The transcriptions do not include anything other than what is on the stone, no dates.
Added by Diane Anderson on Apr 30, 2016 4:35 PM
NTFellow
RE: Vernon Bert Whitbeck III
Thank you!
Added by NTFellow on Apr 21, 2016 12:51 AM
NTFellow
Vernon Bert Whitbeck III
Dear Julie,

If you are not a blood relative of Vernon Bert Whitbeck III (50232558), I would appreciate it if you would transfer his memorial to me. He was my first cousin. If you are related, please disregard this request.

David
Added by NTFellow on Apr 19, 2016 10:37 PM
hungrycoyote
RE: Transfer
Thank you for the transfer, Julie.
Added by hungrycoyote on Apr 15, 2016 11:58 AM
douglas south
RE: Ruch Family
Hello , My Grand Father is Emil Ruch ,. Emil was born in 1896 in Lumzia, Poland -Russia, he came here in 4-17-1914 ,through Ellis Island. left Bremen Germany sailed on ship Whilhelm , all I no is he came here By Himself. did not talk about his family. he Married Ottilie Neumann in 1915 ,in Brooklyn NY , they had 9 children , first-1916 ,last- 1928 , he worked for NYC Rail Road , they Lived in Mamaroneck NY , he passed in 1970, and is Buried in Ferncliff NY . I tried to do research on his birth, but could find very little, his father,s name is Frederick Ruch, and he paid for his son,s passage to USA.
Added by douglas south on Mar 24, 2016 6:56 PM
jakinley
Linnert-Chagrin Falls,OH
Your welcome. Have had some mixed up computer files. Believe I have a better photo to load, Also have a Marilynn Linnert I believe. Hope to get things straight soon.
Added by jakinley on Mar 21, 2016 7:43 PM
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