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Ms Martie M (#47088721)
 member for 7 years, 4 months, 13 days
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Bio Photo First born son, in Arizona, 1969

I joined this site in honor of my daughter, Marie, who I adopted in 1980 at 2 days old. She lit up our lives for 21 years and then she was gone. Life cut short by heart disease. I invite you to visit her memorial by clicking on her name.

I want to say THANK YOU to everyone that adds to or updates any of the memorials I have created. Since the edits are so numerous it would take alot of time to respond to each individually so this is to let you know you are appreciated.

I will add any info and/or links needed for any memorial I have created in a timely manner as I feel these are important for those looking to identify if that certain memorial is their loved one.
NOTE: *******I am always happy to transfer to family/friends, just please tell me if you are a relative or friend to the person when asking to have a memorial transferred. If you are just needing to add info, I am happy to do so.

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RE: photo challenge
My gosh!...your son can pass for a twin of my son...amazing. He is also thinning on top now. My father was also blonde early on, then turned dark brown later. I'll have to find that pic of him. In the meantime, here's another of my son about the same age. Let's see if you have another that compares. That's a very astute observation(if you're seeing what my son is wearing) regarding the Turkish clothing. I now recall that much of my son's clothing back then was made in Turkey...a much higher quality than ordinarily found in the states. It's ashame he had to grow out of them; but then again too bad they can't just stay that age!...haha.

I didn't think of it, but it's a good idea to 'retire' all those posts we did...and since the 'r' word came up, it wasn't like I was just walking around chart in hand and solely writing scripts all day; otherwise perhaps(theoretically anyway) I could also have made it to age 95.

Yep, back in those days, I had to be frugal(as I was a struggling student!); so, the best nutritional choice was veggie/beef soup. I don't have a written recipe, but it usually included about a dozen or so different colored veggies, some staples like barley, rice or potatoe; and of course chopped italian tomatoes(usu. pomodoro), herbs/spices and meat(back then, usu. chuck). I now pressure cook the meat first, which gives me more freedom as to the cut of meat(pref with the bone for a more nutritional broth). I tried to make it balanced for health back in those days; and only on occasion would I make something else. Otherwise, it was the soup that got me by all those years keeping me healthy...never got tired of it...believe it or not. Now, I cook all kinds of dishes and gourmet; all healthy, nutritional without gaining weight, and maintaining a lean figure.

Btw, my aunt as you say was a lovely nun... it wasn't really 'her' secret; as back in those days people just didn't talk about certain things like they do today. So, it really was about what surrounded her that she left the convent....although, heard(not really) she was good at sign language(but an expertise not necessary), good luck!

Anyway, I'll start working on the I don't think they will auto-destruct anytime! [update: now all 'retired']
Added by RCS on May 25, 2016 8:36 PM
RE: photo challenge
You look settled, with you and your child looking very happy and content.

Talk about hair! son was born with black hair, but months later it turned blonde until puberty, then to dark brown later...go figure; I thought he was going to look like me for awhile. He now looks more like my father...same profile and stature, although not as tall. So, you are getting a few silver hairs by now, like me?..hehe. Heck, my second wife was getting gray hairs at age 28; so, we should feel fortunate.

We too used a variation of middle name, specifically my mother's maiden name...deriving from and abbreviating it for my son's given name. Our family is not into Sr's, Jr's, I, II, III, etc for some reason; and that is ok with me!

By the way, with that resume' of are hired! Perhaps, you didn't realize you have been in an interview all along?..haha! You have impressive qualifications; especially your typing speed of 100; I presume back in the days of pecking on those manual machines? I was an employer where your transcription skills would have been a plus....that's a hint or hint#2.

I stay away from most anything in cans/jars from manufacturers; so I 'can' in glass masonry jars...they can keep for many years; staying fresh as the day they were cooked. I do freeze some things, but as you know, not for more than a few months in most cases. I survived on my own veggie/beef soups(from scratch) while a student. Back then I could make a big pot of soup for about fifteen dollars, that would last around two weeks or so; as I was on a very limited budget. I now 'can' that same recipe that is still good many years my soup...very healthy.

Anyway, try not to give up on my a hint, there's something about her body language....I know that is still vague. If you do figure it out, just tell me you did(without the specifics). If you don't then I'll give you another hint later...but you'll have to beg me!

In the meantime, here's my son's pic when he had blonde hair. He really did call me papa vs daddy...don't know where that really came from, but it was cute.
Added by RCS on May 22, 2016 10:42 PM
Karen S. Lee
Arthur VanMeter 90112464
Hi Marti, I wanted to see if you would kindly edit any VanMeter's from Freeman Cemetery that you have added. This error was made by many contributors but I checked with Cass County Historica; records and there is not a spacee between the last name VanMeter. Thank you so much for any help you can give regarding this manner it was also creating duplicates of memorials. Thanks, Karen
Added by Karen S. Lee on May 08, 2016 11:20 PM
Donald Kirkwood MARTIN
This is my contributor #48642009.
Will you please transfer my dad's memorial to me?
Thank you, Marti, for all the work you do with Find A Grave.
Added by Rachel on May 08, 2016 11:49 AM
Tom Denardo
husband of lucille elliott
George w. Wilson 1914-70.
Please add and request Marti
Added by Tom Denardo on May 08, 2016 7:13 AM
Tom Denardo
RE: schump
James 12-28-1926
Betty schump hall
9-24-1947 d. 22 aug 1992
23 mar 1924 d. 3 may 98
17 may 1923 d.31 may 89
Added by Tom Denardo on May 06, 2016 11:55 AM
Tom Denardo
Im honored to have filled your photo request for the oldest retited officer in kc history.
Katherine beverly and wayne schump are buried next to him. I have the pics if you add records
Added by Tom Denardo on May 04, 2016 12:40 PM
rebecca douglass
Lewis - FAG Memorials
Hello Ms. Martie -

We have a couple more find a grave memorials that are our relatives that we are asking kindly that you transfer to our care. They are:

61732347 John W. Lewis
61732349 Kathryn E. Lewis

Thank you so very much for your consideration.

Have a wonderfully blessed day!

Rebecca Douglass-Jackson
Ramona Douglass-Renfro
Added by rebecca douglass on Apr 28, 2016 2:18 PM
rebecca douglass
FAG # 65065768
Good afternoon Ms.Martie,

Would you be willing to transfer the Find A Grave for Audrey Brough McLellan (65065768). She is our cousin, and we would love to maintain her Find A Grave memorial please.

Thank you for your consideration.

Have a blessed day!

Rebecca Douglass-Jackson
Ramona Douglass-Renfro
Added by rebecca douglass on Apr 28, 2016 2:13 PM
Tom Denardo
tot schoonover 1897-1951
mt moriah cem kc, mo
Added by Tom Denardo on Apr 25, 2016 10:30 AM
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