I am the archivist in my family and have enjoyed researching my family genealogy off and on for the past several years. My favorite hobbies are scrapbooking, photography and walking through old cemeteries. I love the history one finds there. I am currently making heritage albums for my siblings and children. During my research I came across a photo of my great grandmother's grave marker. She lives across the country from me and I would never have seen it had it not been for a volunteer who photographed it. I want to give that gift back and am honored to volunteer for findagrave.com.
In the spirit of giving, any and all photos I post are free to the public and can be considered part of the public domain.
Your tombstone stands among the rest, Neglected and alone. The name and 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'd 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.
RE: Clara Boudreau Hi! Yes, the earlier records are incomplete. When the weather is nicer I will be happy to try to locate the plot and take a photo, if no one has already done so. Yard 3 is a very old section of the cemetery, with a great many unmarked graves. You might try calling St. Pats. They are very helpful and can often pull the plot cards and fax them to you. I've found valuable information that way in the past. Their number is on the their website. Do you have Clara's obituary, by any chance? I might be able to find it for you, if now. Happy New Year!
RE: James F Swick Carol, You're quite welcome. I believe another F.A.G member is going to provide you with an area photo, if she is not able to provide you one, please let me know. I would be very happy to assist. (I am one of the volunteers at Riverside Cemetery in Denver)
Inez Gerou Memorial Hello. You sent me a note indicating that Inez Gerou was never married to William Perry Farquhar - but is linked. I manage her memorial, but not his. The manager of his memorial, who added the link, is the only person who can delete the link. Unfortunately, because I did not add the link, I cannot delink them. You will have to contact the manager of his memorial. Thank you.