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I am Kerry Elkins. I live in Gladstone, Missouri, with my wife Joyce. I'm retired. I have been busy on the family trees of my side (Elkins, Monroe, Stansbury, Patchin, Usher, Satterwhite, Hallum and Woody) plus my wife's Fulton, Pence, & Braidwood trees. I grew up in Neodesha, Kansas and have many of the funeral home burial records.|
STRANGERS IN A BOX
Come, look with me inside this drawer,
In this box I've often seen,
At the pictures, black and white
Faces proud, still, serene.
I wish I knew the people
These strangers in the box,
Their names and all their memories
are lost among my socks.
I wonder what their lives were like,
How did they spend their days?
What about their special times?
I'll never know their ways.
If only someone had taken time
To tell who, what, where or when,
These faces of my heritage would
come to life again.
Could this become the fate
Of pictures we take today?
The faces and memories
Someday to be passed away?
Make time to save your stories.
Seize the opportunity when it knocks,
Or someday you and yours could be
The strangers in the box.
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|Anita Daniel||Vertia (Hicks) York|
was just looking at my Grandmother's fine a grave page and noticed the date of death is wrong she passed away Oct.1,1987 not in December.
|Donald Haddix||RE: P Payne|
Much gratitude and equal thanks for your assistance in granting the transfer.
Thank you for your contributions as well.
|Brenda Anderson||RE: Leon Mustain|
Oh, you knew them. That makes it even more special. I wish I could go to the funeral, but I am a long ways from Sycamore, KS. :(
|Brenda Anderson||Leon Mustain|
Thank you so much for giving me the memorial for my uncle. It was so thoughtful of you to consider and do such a kindness. You did a beautiful job. It means a lot to me.
|Carl Catherman||Lydia Venning|
Thank you very much for accepting my edits. I appreciate your quick response.
|Erv & Patty Hudson||Elizabeth Meathers Brown|
Kerry, I can't thank you enough for all of the information you sent on "Lizzie" and her husband, J H Brown. I know this took some time to put it all together and send it and I appreciate it so much !
|Sue Henry||Arena Rehberg/Bennington Cemetery|
Mr. Elkins, I just saw the beautiful photo you added to Mrs. Rehberg's memorial. She was beautiful. I would like to transfer Mrs. Rehbergs memorial to your care, if you would like to manage it. Please let me know ! Sue
|LWB516||RE: Memorial Photos|
Your welcome and thank you. I have been working on the Neodesha cemetery trying to put a photo on every grave that dose not have one. I just do it when my time and health allows me.
Added by LWB516 on Sep 25, 2015 2:53 PM
|Walter Schley||RE: Elkins burials in Saylor Cemetery|
Thank you for your nice comments. I just hoped that I could have found them for you.
|Mary Jane Pence Casey||Pence Family|
Hello Kerry. I just found your message on my Daddy's memorial site. You mentioned your wife's Pence family. My Daddy was Esse Jack Pence. My name is Mary Jane Pence Casey. Just wondering how your wife is related to my Daddy. Always wanting to learn about family. My e-mail address is
email@example.com. Thank you. Mary Jane
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