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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?
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RE: Annie M. Glasson Williams
I'm sorry but I don't know anything beyond what is on the tombstone. That's strange that the cemetery records don't match the tombstone. I don't know how you would figure out which is correct.

Added by Rustydog0329 on Jul 22, 2016 9:36 PM
Alex Folino
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
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.

Added by Rustydog0329 on Jun 19, 2016 5:35 PM
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
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
RE: Shulanski Family
You are welcome
Added by Renee on Mar 21, 2016 3:34 PM
RE: Dawson Family
You're very welcome!
Added by Penchance on Mar 09, 2016 7:49 PM
Ruch, Evergreen Hill, Chagrin Falls, OH
Two Ruch babies are added (A.D. & C.H.) I noted they are not in cemetery records. Also a look at the family seems that C..H. may have been a twin who did not survive.
Added by jakinley on Mar 08, 2016 9:42 PM
Evergreen Hill, Chagrin Falls photos
You're quite welcome. There is a discrepancy of death dates for Elizabeth Ruch between stone and Find A Grave listing.
Also there are two very small stones for two Ruch babies which I will post asap. Don't know if this is a surprise to anyone.
Added by jakinley on Mar 07, 2016 7:52 PM
Tree Leaf
RE: Mary C. Hartzell Rapp
You are very welcome. Thank you for posting it.

Thank you for all you do.
Added by Tree Leaf on Jan 24, 2016 10:00 PM
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