Has it been ten years since Gail who is from Warrington, England, visited the States? Hard to believe! It was ten years ago today, 7 April 2001, that Gail, her husband Alan and children visited with Lily Jane. Gail is a CASHMORE, and our (Lily Jane, Gail and me) common ancestor is a fourth Great Grandfather Isaac Cashmore and Grandmother Sarah Painter who were married in 1781 in England. Isaac and Sarah were the parents of Edward who is the father of Sarah Ann Cashmore Kidgell. We are third cousins, of course Gail is younger than Lily Jane and me so she is a third cousin once removed. Gail has shared with us many copies of birth, marriage, and death certificates on the Cashmore line which I will be posting information on at a later date. Thank You Gail !
I decided this is a good time to post this poem of my feeling's about my Ancestors.
by Sandra L. Creekmore 1 February 2000
Echoes of a distant past
can be heard throughout these pages.
And each reflect a life that was lived
not forgotten through the ages.
It's more than just a name or date
found on a document in a cold and drafty place.
It's a link of our past - tied to our future
of our lives intertwined - of our history interlaced.
We cannot live our future
without first looking at our past.
For written upon the pages of time
are stories of our forefathers that forever will last.
What lies between the moments of
our first breath and when we perish.
Treasured memories of a life that is lived
that should be recorded, shared and cherished.
Every joy and sorrow, every triumph and loss
each and every day.
Bears witness to a struggle that each of us has
to find meaning and purpose - to find a better way.
Not for the ancestors passed on long ago
but for all the descendants to come.
Our life will never be lived in vain
if it lives on in the heart of someone.