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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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Maricatheryn
Reppert's of Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania
Hi Julie,

Yes I am related to the Reppert's of Belle Vernon, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania. Through Allen Kramer who is my 2nd great grandfather.

I would be happy to help you any way I can with your research. I have a lot of the Reppert's documented on my Ancestry.com family tree if you want to look there for information.

my line is as follows:

Me (Maricatheryn Conlin)
Mother (Wilma Reppert)
Grandfather (Edward A. Reppert)
1st great grandfather (John Reppert)
2nd great grandfather (Allen Kramer Reppert)
Added by Maricatheryn on May 21, 2017 9:50 AM
Kim Bonetti
Alex Lindberg
HI Julie,
Thanks for the edit for Alex Lindberg. I updated his profile and added the death cert photo.
Added by Kim Bonetti on Apr 30, 2017 5:23 AM
Kathie Rodgers
RE: Zahrn Family
I was happy to do it for you.

Kathie Rodgers
Added by Kathie Rodgers on Apr 15, 2017 11:24 PM
Penchance
RE: Olivia Crittenden
You are quite welcome.
Added by Penchance on Apr 13, 2017 7:21 PM
 

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