The tour was almost two hours and it was quite well presented with the theme of “Headstones, Heroes, History, and Horticulture” — so the attendees, who also received a brochure about the cemetery, were treated to a guided study of these elements of this historic Northeast Ohio cemetery.
Click Here for the Brecksville Cemetery Tour Booklet posted online by the Brecksville Historical Association.
It was 30 years ago, on March 22, 2018, when my dear father departed this life a few months shy of his 84th birthday. He died due to having prostate cancer. I remember his saying that he had hoped he would make it to age 90. Sadly, that did not happen for him.
But, for the past 30 years, and as long as I live and have my mind and memories, I will remember him, and take comfort on days like Father’s Day, Christmas, Thanksgiving, and his birthday, to devote more time to reflecting on him and his words of wisdom given to me over the years; not the least of which was: “always live within your means.”
My father lived during the Roaring 20s and the Great Depression. The 1930s was a much different type of decade to live through with its austerity and hardships that meant an adjustment from the carefree and less stressful decade that had ended with a crash; quite literally, when the U. S. Stock Market crashed in October of 1929. I know my father’s lifestyle altered drastically during the 1930s; but I also know he found ways to cope and make it a time to try new things and start a new line of work that would last the rest of his life.
Sharing here my “Find A Grave” memorial that I created for my father.,Harry Limes. He was named after his mother’s youngest brother, Harry Lombard. The memorial includes a biography about my father’s life that I compiled from personal knowledge and extended research about him. I can only hope that he would be pleased, and it would meet with his approval.
A Heads up for those of us who are contributors and users of Find A Grave, which as most of us know by now, has been taken over by Ancestry.com! More changes are to come with the Find A Grave website.
Click Here to read about upcoming changes for Find A Grave.
Now might be a good time to go into your “Contributor Tools” and download your data.:
“Download Your Data”
“You can download your records for a cemetery or virtual cemetery by choosing it from the list below. The data will download as a tab-delimited Excel file. This format can be imported into a variety of programs. Add cemeteries to your My Cemeteries list to see them listed here.”
Just a tip: I use a Windows 7 64bit desk top computer and when I downloaded a cemetery file it saved it to a .txt format instead of an Excel format. I changed the .txt to a .xls and the file then opened up in Excel for me. I could also re-save the .xls into a .xlsx file. I still have Office 2007 on my computer. So, if your downloaded cemeteries default to .txt this would be a workaround for you.