Tombstone Transcriptions
News and Announcements
About Roseland Cemetery
Roseland Cemetery Volunteers
Association
CONTACT
INFORMATION
Lorrie Parham Burns
lorrie@roselandcemetery.org
We need your pictures,
obituaries, stories and
memorials!
CLICK HERE FOR MORE
INFORMATION


Dear Ancestor

Your tombstone stands among the rest neglected and
alone.
The name and date have worn off the weathered marble
stone.
It reaches out to all who care.  It's now 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 hearts contract and beat a pulse entirely not our own.
Dear ancestor, the place you filled some hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left who would have loved
you so.

I wonder how you lived and loved. I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this place. And come to visit
you.
My Favorite Links:
Roseland Cemetery
We live as long as we are remembered.  -Old Russian Proverb