|Patrick Egan (#47841799)|
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Retired Teacher. I am an Author and Writer. I reside in Rainbow Lake, NY. I live in the northern reaches of the Adirondacks. I have, it seems, always felt the need to wander and muse my way through cemeteries both large (Greenwood in Brooklyn) and small (like the ones around my home). If you need help in locating a marker for a photo, etc in Essex, Franklin or Clinton Co's of NYS feel free to get in touch. Chat with me. |
It's the end of summer. The leaves are starting to turn red, yellow and scarlet. Then, they sadly fall to the ground. They cover the old stone steps in the country churchyards. They cover the tops of headstones. The nearby cornfields are being cut. The late summer haying is finished. There is a chill in the air.
This is my favorite time to go "graving." No bugs. No blinding sun and sweaty heat. Just cool crisp autumn air. The time for spooky pumpkins is getting near. Yes, the old cemeteries begin to take on a melancholy that only the fallen leaves can bring. One thinks of ghosts and early evenings...and the bowl of chili that waits at home.
IMPORTANT NOTE: My wife and I decided to escape the bone-chilling cold of the north country and drive to southern California for the winter. So, I'll not be available for NYS Find-A-Graving duties until Spring. But, if you have any requests in towns along the Interstates through Jackson, Vicksburg, San Antoine, El Paso and southern Arizona...let me know. I'll see what I can do.
Meanwhile, stay warm and think about your loved ones. The Native Americans (and others) believed that one never really dies...as long as someone speaks a name or tells a story or voices a memory.
The quiet country cemeteries sit by the roadside and wait for the Find-a-Grave photo volunteer (me) to wander through the old stone gates and begin another season of searching for burial sites for so many loved ones who live too distant to water the flowers and tidy the plot. I'm armed with my camera and notebook. Contact me. I would love to hear your stories and the stories of those who are absent from your life.
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Thank you so much for the photo on the graves of Mary and Martin Giffin. I put in a request for Abbie # 108717508and would appreciate the same picture put on her memorial please. I appreciate the very nice photo!
Added by Jeni on Sep 26, 2014 8:30 PM
Thanks so much for the photo.
Added by af on Sep 26, 2014 6:52 PM
|Ken Young||Peck photos|
Thank you for the Peck photos. I appreciate it.
|Donna Blair||# 68975592|
Hi Patrick! I submitted a photo request today for this memorial for Gladys (Cheyne) Peets. Then I noticed you've already added a headstone photo (for her & her husband John A. Peets) to # 68975685, which is John's memorial. Could you "claim" the request & attach a copy of that photo to # 68975592 ? That would be wonderful :)
Thank You for taking the photos for George and Lillian Laflesh.
Thank you for the wonderful tombstone
|Avon Schwab||Brewster/Pixley Photo|
Thank you for your super quick response and your good photos. I am looking for all Pixley descendants in America.
|Janice Hollandsworth||Kenneth Harwood|
Thank you for the photos of his grave site. Lovely photos.
Thank you for the photo of Nathan B. Chase's grave. You did a wonderful job!
Added by Mel on Aug 25, 2014 11:31 AM
|philip Cochran||Samuel Luck Photo|
Thank you so much for the photo of Samuel Luck's grave just thrilled to have it.
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