Sunday, August 12, 2007

What is a Cemetery?

A recent post on the GenMassachusetts mailing list had a nice description of "This is a Cemetery" - the post is here.

"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."

Isn't that thoughtful and beautiful?

Have a great Sunday! We're off to the beach again.

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