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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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Jeri Taylor
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Julie, additional information for you. Look at the message I just sent to Ruth Burgess, contributor # 48759006. Jeri
Added by Jeri Taylor on Jul 01, 2015 9:19 AM
Jeri Taylor
RE: Old Hoopman's Ball's cemetery
Julie, I don't know exactly where it is. I am not familar with Ohio. My mother was taken there by William Cale (another genealogist) in 1982 on a trip to Ohio. He has since died and she has memory issues. She had done genealogy for about 65 years, and I am going through her boxes of information...that is where she listed the graves SHE had seen at the cemetery. The few pictures I have indicate that it MIGHT be near the George Cale Property of 1820 and adjoining Rogers Ridge Road up on a hilltop, and within a few miles of Bethlehem Methodist Church. (Maybe that will give you a hint)

Since no one else had placed them on FindaGrave, I thought I would. If I do come across more information as to the exact location...I will send it to you. Mother was an early "FindaGrave" contributer in that she published a book of the pioneer cemeteries of Grant County, Oregon in the 1970's. Jeri
Added by Jeri Taylor on Jun 25, 2015 2:49 PM
 

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