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Subject: Re: [GENMASSACHUSETTS] Endangered Graveyards (moving them ?)
Date: Sun, 12 Aug 2007 10:47:37 EDT
I think that it behooves all of us, as genealogists, to take acre of our
ancestral cemeteries. So many have been "lost" to overgrowth. They are so
completely obliterated with brush that they are no longer visable.
It would be an excellent community service project for young people, killing
two birds with one stone...community service and getting a younger
generation interested in their history.
You and others might enjoy this...
This Is A Cemetery Lives are commemorated - deaths are recorded - families
are reunited - memories are made tangible - and love is undisguised. This
is a cemetery. Communities accord respect, families bestow reverence,
historians seek information and our heritage is thereby enriched. Testimonies of
devotion, pride and remembrance are carved in stone to pay warm tribute to
accomplishments and to the life - not death - of a loved one. The cemetery is
homeland for family memorials that are a sustaining source of comfort to
the living. A cemetery is a history of people - a perpetual record of
yesterday and a sanctuary of peace and quiet today. A cemetery exists because every
life is worth loving and remembering - always. Compliments of Fairmount
Memorial Park, Greenwood Memorial Terrace, Riverside Memorial Park and Spokane
Memorial Gardens, all in Spokane, WA and _John Slaughter_
In a message dated 8/12/2007 7:52:34 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
Thank you for telling us about this web site:
Unfortunately, one of the links, the one mentioning moving a graveyard, is
But, I tried another link and found this page which lists "endangered
This might be an interesting link for someone:
Just an FYI.
Betty (near Lowell, MA)
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