Friday’s Faces From The Past!

Do Not Weep…

Do not stand by my grave and weep
I am not dead, I do not sleep

Friday's Face from the Past

I am a thousand winds that blow
I am a diamond glint on snow
I am the sunset on ripened grain
I am the gentle autumn rain

Friday's Face from the Past

When you awake in the autumn hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight
I am the soft star shine at night

Friday's Face from the Past

Do not stand by my grave and cry
I am not there, I did not die.

Author – Mary Frye

About CJ Murdoch

Looking For "Dead People"! My Journey Back In Time - Tracing my ancestors and researching the counties, cities and towns where they resided. Taking a “Glimpse” into their lives and stories and the times in which they lived; all in an effort to learn about their “Dash”! “I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of his friend. He referred to the dates on her tombstone from the beginning – to the end. He noted that first came the date of her birth and spoke of the second with tears, but he said that what mattered most of all was the dash between those years.” I have always been interested in researching my family tree and “hanging out” in cemeteries. Like most of us... I didn't ask enough questions when elderly family were still living. Oh, what I would give for 24 hours and a camera with my ancestors… just to sit and listen! I'm researching many family lines, including: Murdoch, Wilson, Berry, Love, Scott, Beattie/Beatty, Hendren, Sweeney, Robinson and Elvin; just to name a few. My families are predominantly from counties Antrim, Donegal and Londonderry. However, it seems that many of them, both maternal and paternal lines, originally hailed from Co. Donegal. I was born and raised in Northern Ireland and now live in Ottawa, Canada, making frequent trips back home to visit with my family. Of course those visits also include treks to the many burial grounds of my ancestors. My most recent trip back home was during the summer of 2019! Looking forward to August of 2020 when I will return. If you are interested in help tracing your ancestors I’d love to hear from you!
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10 Responses to Friday’s Faces From The Past!

  1. gpcox says:

    Wonderful. I’d like that read at my own funeral.

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  2. Vicki says:

    wow stunning photo’s are they all of family? I so love these old pics, and the poem is just beautiful too xx

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    • CJ Murdoch says:

      Thank you so much Vicki, great to hear from you. Yes, they are all my family; great aunts and my granny. I’m incredibly lucky to have so many beautiful photos. Hope all is well! ❤


  3. You gave me goose bumps! Lovely post – and beautiful photographs!

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  4. sharon says:

    Great photos colleen, are they of any of our wilsons apart from the 1st one of my gran, x

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  5. sharon mcgarrigle says:

    they are all fantastic, love the style, x

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