My name is Cindy . Originally from Bradford and West Newbury MA, I now live in sunny Clearwater, FL.
For as long as I can remember, I've beeen interested in cemeteries. Some people see cemeteries as sad, morbid places and some see them as scary or spooky. I see so much beauty in a cemetery. I see stories of lives lived and relationships carried on beyond this world and onto an entirely different level. I don't feel that when someone leaves this world, they're gone forever. I believe that this is only one phase of our experience.
My own experiences have taught me to make the most of this life and not to fear the next, rather to look forward to it with the knowledge that the end of my life "here" will be the beginning of a new and amazing journey "there".
I spend many, many hours exploring cemeteries all over the US and many times, come across the old, abandoned, unkept graves of children. I "adopt" them. I clean up and take care of the graves. I visit them regularly and decorate them to look nice. I just feel that this is an easy and extremely rewarding way to recognize and acknowledge that theirs was a life led. No matter how young they were, they were here. Someone loved them and if those people can't be here to take care any longer, I love doing it for them.
This is a true labor of love and I get so much more from it than I can ever express.
I'm currently working on a project which will become a book honoring the memories of people who've passed and the relationships they held with their family and friends. If you'd be interested in participating or learning more, please feel free to contact me. I have been working with hundreds of families all over the US and I have met some amazing, uplifting and wonderful people. I feel incredibly honored that so many people have welcomed me into their lives in such a personal way.
Please see the link below to find an article written in the Eagle Tribune, describing part of what I do as part of Living To Tell.
Memorial# 18014039 My name is Kate and I have been putting together a genealogy for my motherís ancestors. I have interspersed various photographs within the text to accent interesting facts about some ancestors. I plan to publish and print hard copy books for my immediate family and their children. I have included the following photo, Robert Swann, Sr. Memorial# 18014039, that you posted and I donít want to use it in my book without your explicit permission. I will include your credit with the photograph and Find A Grave in the citations.
Last week a friend of mine who works in the printing industry approached me with an offer to print and bind my book at no charge if I allow the printer to use the content in a sample print run of approximately 100 books. They would not be sold but instead would be distributed to demonstrate digital ink jet technology. I would like to accept this offer, however, I cannot do so without gaining your permission to use your posted photograph.
Would you please grant me permission to use your posted photograph, listed above, in my book.
Thank you for your consideration, please respond at your earliest opportunity.
Butch Cook Do you have take care of all Butch's entries? I'm finding lots that are posted but it's before they were deceased. So, they have passed and I'm not sure how to go about adding the info. Any help would be great! I sent about 3 edits thru, just wasn't sure where the were going:) Are you able to transfer the names I mentioned in the St.Joseph's cemeter? pam
RE: Families in St. Joseph Cemetery Hi Cindy, I just entered an obit that has his children in St. Joseph's cemetery.They are under Butch Cook's name. Can you connect them for me? The name is Curtis "Skip" Bouchard and Cathleen A. Bouchard. The Father's name is Curtis C.Bouchard 143404873. Thanks, Pam
RE: Families in St. Joseph Cemetery awesome! Thanks! All of the payette Family, The bilodeau family, Ronald Brown, Delphina Brown, Charles Brown, Gary Brown, Constance Brown, Kevin Michaud, Annie White, George Fortier, Blanche Fortier, Doris Poley, William WHite. I wouldn't mind taking over all his in Saint Joseph's cemetery actually, it's up to you. Also,he had a few listed that weren't deceased yet and they have recently passed. Pauline Pare 1919- 1-22-15 and Lionel Huberdeau 1920-1-29-2015 I would take those over too if you want. Thanks!!
Families in St. Joseph Cemetery Hi Cindy, Butch Cook has many relatives of mine in St. Joseph's in Haverhill. Is there any way I could take them over? Names are Payette, Bilodeau, Brown, mostly. Thanks! Pam. I think we chatted before, we have a mutual friend on fb:)