100 years from now most of us won't have weekly visits to our graves from friends and family. Our "markers" will be one among many and often overlooked by those who pass us by. Occasionally however, a distant relative many years following our death will want to find a connection to their past or perhaps someone just walking by will stop and pause for a moment to wonder about the stranger he reads about on that stone. It is when that distant relative begins his search of history or the stranger walking by who respectfully stops to read what has been etched in stone that WE again live on. For years I longed to get to my Great Grandmother's grave in NY but it was only recently that I was able to confirm her exact location. Desperate for the information that I knew had to be on that headstone, I published a public plea on findagrave.com for a picture. I wanted to honor the courage this woman displayed as she traveled alone, 9 months pregnant and with 2 other young children in tow in the dead of winter to an awaiting boat in Hamburg Germany. She gave birth to my Grandmother iand continued on to the waiting boat now with 3 children. I wanted to honor this strong woman by taking her Hebrew name for myself but there was no time before my conversion for me to make the journey to NY to find and read her headstone. My plea was heard by Dyane; a most compassionate volunteer with this website who made it her mission to help a total stranger. It is because of her that I intend to pay her act of kindness forward by becoming a volunteer photographer myself. I live today because of the courage displayed by my Great Grandmother in her journey to America but I am humbled and sincerely warmed by volunteers like Dyane who make it possible for those unable to physically visit the graves of friends and families to at least catch a brief fleeting view of the "marker" that ultimately sums up who we once were for the future generations and for strangers who just stop by to read another stranger's mark on life.
Photo Volunteering I signed up to volunteer, how do you locate a grave when the requester does not provide that information? I know from personal experience Forest Lawn Westheimer needs detailed information and due to the dated record keeping by cemeteries it is very time consuming.
IMO Yetta Levy, chosen one... I was so very touched by your spiritual journey. Your GGM Yetta was a woman of great strength, and you are justifiably proud of her. I will include intentions in my prayers for the repose of her soul. Shalom, George... FARRIS, CPT, IN, USA (R)
IMO Yetta Levy, chosen one... I was so very touched by your spiritual journey. Your GGM Yetta was a woman of great strength, and you are justifiably proud of her. I will include intentions in my prayers for the repose of her soul. Shalom, GP
Requests Do you have an email address that I can send requests that come to me? You seem to have more time to fulfill the requests than I do. I just moved to Houston last year and volunteer to do what I can but it's not something I can devote a lot of time to.
Sorry it took so long but I just got off the phone with Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery in Houston. I did get the locations of the graves. They are Fannie Ernestine Bravo (#106316629)is in the mausoleum, Lot 469, Crypt "E". Elmer Haydel (#106316537) is in the mausoleum, Lot 542, Crypt "E". Both are on the floor level. If you can please take photos of both it would be GREAT.
RE: Graves for George & Nellie Cook I left a message with a lady on Friday afternoon, but my call has not been returned. If I do not get a call today, I will try again on Tuesday. I will let you know as soon as I find the grave locations. Thanks for all of your help.
RE: Graves for George & Nellie Cook I called and found that this cemetery did not open until 1957. The place of burial is Forest Park Cemetery aka Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery. I left a message at the funeral home to find the location of the graves. Will you take headstone pictures at Forest Park Cemetery?