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Pamela Parks Costa (#46842959)
 member for 8 years, 1 month, 20 days
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Bio Photo I started taking pictures and adding data after my own mother died.
I was doing research on a neighborhood history project and accidently ran across a picture of that families' mausoleum on find a grave.
After looking at the site, I decided to add my family to the collection. When I took pictures of my families stones, I took others near them. Then I took pictures of good looking stones and monuments and odd ones or old ones.
Now, I try to honor any I find. I feel I am helping people find their history and honoring those who went before us.
I hope that if anyone finds their loved ones through me, that they will see it in that way.

Many Blessings,


Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.

~ Author unknown

I found this lovely poem on the site of Dave Buckmaster - I loved it and "borrowed" it.

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 • 6,861 Memorials Added
 • 6,640 Memorials Managed
 • 16 Memorials/week
 • 6,815 Photos
 • 13 Photo Requests
 • 39 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 171 Virtual Flowers
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Gone But Not Forgotten
RE: Sarah Williamson
Thank you Pam. I will add pictures tomorrow.
Have a great week.
Added by Gone But Not Forgotten on Jul 05, 2014 9:25 PM
Gone But Not Forgotten
Thank you
Thanks Pam. You are very gracious!!
Added by Gone But Not Forgotten on Jul 05, 2014 5:44 PM
Gone But Not Forgotten
Family Transfers
Thank you Pam for the transfers, you are very kind.
Added by Gone But Not Forgotten on Jul 05, 2014 3:48 PM
Ralph Hammond-Green
Judge Jesse Woods
Just a point of interest. Judge Woods & his family were near neighbors of my grandfather Fred Green, in Lakewood. Small world.
Added by Ralph Hammond-Green on Jul 02, 2014 2:25 PM
Dick Greenlese
Harold Cecil Smith
Please transfer Memorial #78867795 to me.
Thank you,
Added by Dick Greenlese on Jun 16, 2014 8:15 AM
Dick Greenlese
Florence Jane Greenlese Smith
Please transfer Memorial #78867852 to me.
Thank you,
Added by Dick Greenlese on Jun 16, 2014 8:13 AM
Edwin Poor
Wrong date Maria Sanborn
Maria died in 1913 stone is apparently incorrect.
The Recorder's book containing the death certificate says several times 1913. Top of page has two dates Sept 18 and next to it is 1913 very neatly written. Maybe the informant was a bit weak in the mind but that's what she wrote
Added by Edwin Poor on Jun 16, 2014 12:18 AM
Pattie Welsh
RE: Bigelow
My sentiments exactly! Thanks so much. I once had a find a grave person who would not transfer my grandparents. I was fine with that until they said it was because I had more memorials than I entered. I didn't bother to explain that I volunteered to take a deceased "gravers" memorials for them.
Kindness goes along way.
Again Thanks for your work here.
Added by Pattie Welsh on May 19, 2014 6:07 PM
Pattie Welsh
West Richfield Cemetery
Thanks for all you do here. It is greatly appreciated. I was wondering if I could use the TS photos you took for Mabel and Marlin Bigelow on my ancestry site.
They are my 4th great grandparents. So happy to have found them.
Added by Pattie Welsh on May 19, 2014 4:31 PM
John and Fern Cole
There is something odd going on with these two memorials. Memorial# 21330917 and # 21330959.

When I bring the memorial up, the names are listed as John O. Cole and Fern I. Cole, but the links are the full names of John Oliver Cole and Fern Irene Aspelin Cole.
Have you noticed this? These two are the only memorials that I've seen this happen.
Thanks, Marlene
Added by RMW on Apr 13, 2014 10:32 PM
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