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Oh look, a chicken! (#46868335)
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Bio Photo Hi! Please take a moment to stop by and visit my Dad, he died June 13, 2013 and I miss him terribly.

Thank you so much to everyone who leaves flowers for Dad! It means a lot to me to know he's remembered.

****New Memorial!*****
A coworker of mine, Shari died suddenly Oct 15, 2014. She was a wonderful woman and it's such a shock to everyone who knew her.

If you have a few moments, stop on by to visit some of my family, they're all very dear to me!

Grandma and Grandpa Gantley, I can't believe they've been gone so long. Aunt Eileen, too, who was total awesomesauce. Jeff was married to my cousin, he was always a lot of fun and we were shocked when he left us so suddenly.

Sissy was my sweetheart's sister, she left them far too soon. He and his mom speak of Sissy so often it's like I knew her, and she's sorely missed. His Grandpa Evans is a frequent visitor in family conversation, too. Aunt Lil, who died in March 2013, asked to be added to Findagrave, the whole story is on her memorial :)

Q & Ra are my birds, I miss them screeching to greet me when I get home and the joy of their company.

The Black Turken is the bird in my profile picture
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I've always enjoyed looking for graves and hunting for cemeteries. This has also extended to peoples' virtual cemeteries, I go through a lot of them. It's always interesting, like those in the real world. (I should also mention I love reading peoples screen names, too, some are so cute, clever, or otherwise interesting!)

I've visited most of the graves I've listed here and but I AM NOT related to most of them, if you want to edit/add a bio. on anyone I've listed please contact me and I will be happy to do so. I'd also be happy to transfer memorial ownership.

I wish that all the memorials on here had a bit of a bio, an obit, a note from family or a scrap from a newspaper. So that you, the reader, could have even a tiny glimpse into the life that is gone. Same with family links, it makes me sad so many memorials have no links, no bios, no flowers. I have been working at finding out anything I can for everyone I've added, but so many of these people are simply a mystery.
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A while ago someone asked me why I do this, why do I spend time in cemeteries, taking pictures of graves, researching families that aren't my own, adding them here, linking and transferring, talking to people and finding out more. Ask me every day and I imagine I'd have a different answer every one, but in the end it boils down to love. I love what I do, and I love my family, and know that everyone was once loved, loved others, and just because they have died doesn't mean that they don't deserve the love of the living, even if it isn't a relative or friend.

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Sites that are a huge wealth of information!

http://www.fultonhistory.com/

http://news.nnyln.org/

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Death is beautiful when seen to be a law, and not an accident - It is as common as life.
~Henry David Thoreau

Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
~Buddha

O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
~1 Corinthians 15:55

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
~ John 15:13

Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men.
~Herodotus

"Mayst thou rest soundly and quietly, and may the light turf lie easy on thy bones."
~Albius Tibullus

"My heart has joined the Thousand, for my friend stopped running today."
~Richard Adams, Watership Down

It seemed to Hazel that he would not be needing his body any more, so he left it lying on the edge of the ditch, but stopped for a moment to watch his rabbits and to try to get used to the extraordinary feeling that strength and speed were flowing inexhaustibly out of him into their sleek young bodies and healthy senses. "You needn't worry about them," said his companion. "They'll be all right--and thousands like them. If you'll come along, I'll show you what I mean." He reached the top of the bank in a single, powerful leap. Hazel followed; and together they slipped away, running easily down through the wood, where the first primroses were beginning to bloom.
~Watership Down, Richard Adams
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Jeffrey Jerrett
wrong monument posted
Thanks for all the great work, but can you remove the photos of Albert Halsey 20465141 in the primitive Cemetery? Those are just a listing of Edwards kids on his stone. Albert and his wife Emma have their own stone on the far left/front of the cemetery. I have a photo of it I can upload if you want.

Here is his stone 20465172

Jeff Jerrett

Albert was a 2x Great Grandfather
Added by Jeffrey Jerrett on Oct 22, 2014 7:30 AM
Jeffrey Jerrett
wrong cemetery
Thanks for your great work, but 81453690 is wrong, he's actually already in a different post and cemetery...his daughter told me 31169925
Added by Jeffrey Jerrett on Oct 14, 2014 12:25 PM
Mary Winner
RE: Keeney Cemetery, Osceola, NY
I understand. My father was Ralph Keeney son of Justus Thayer Keeney and Rena May Fowler. Alden, Earl and Orton Keeney buried there were his brothers.
Who are you related to?
Again, thank you for the work you do. It has helped me with my research into the Keeney family.
Mary
Added by Mary Winner on Oct 14, 2014 7:40 AM
Mary Winner
Keeney Cemetery, Osceola, NY
Hi Linda,
I submitted a few additions for my family in the Keeney cemetery in Osceola, Lewis, NY. If you would like to transfer the Keeneys and/or all of those who are buried there to me, I would be happy to maintain them.
Thanks for your hard work.
Mary Keeney Winner
Added by Mary Winner on Oct 13, 2014 12:22 PM
Star Kline
Thank You!
Thank you so much for your many visits to my family memorials. Though I don't write to you every time I see them, I want you to know that I notice and appreciate every one. I hope you are enjoying a wonderful Autumn.
Added by Star Kline on Oct 11, 2014 8:21 AM
AandA
Samuel Murdock
Oh, LOOK HERE's A ROOSTER! Love your birds. We have some too, but they belong to the neighbor, they keep flying out of their fancy chicken condo. they built for them. They didn't cover the area, and it's not protected from the foxes and hawks here. Keep finding chicken feathers down by the ditch. Bad Chicken Hawk!!
Added by AandA on Oct 10, 2014 9:19 AM
Susan-HCBAR Historic Cemetery Preservation-SRP
Have to know
I have to know what "Oh look, a chicken!" means to you.
I know what "shiney object" means to me. is it similar? too funny, makes me smile.
Added by Susan-HCBAR Historic Ceme... on Oct 07, 2014 12:28 PM
EmilyAnn Frances May
Thinking of you
Thank you for your many visits. I hope your hands are feeling better. I visited your parents and of course, The Black Turken. I am touched that you resolved the problem of the pecking by buying the blinkers. Where there's a will there's a way and you did excellent by that one.
Added by EmilyAnn Frances May on Oct 03, 2014 4:02 PM
Michelle
multiple transfers
Thank you for the transfers! :)
Added by Michelle on Oct 03, 2014 1:18 PM
Elkv42
Leroy Dunham
Thanks for fulfilling my photo request! You are a peach! I wish I could have made it up to NY this year, but it wasn't in the cards. Cheers, Lori
Added by Elkv42 on Sep 26, 2014 7:00 AM
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