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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

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.
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.

Sites that are a huge wealth of information!

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.

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.

"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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Maggie O
OOPPPPSSSSSS !!!!!!!! delete :) good to hear from ya
Added by Maggie O on Oct 30, 2014 3:07 PM
Deb Bernard
McKoon family
family transferred from Phoenix.. if you find others.. let me know
Added by Deb Bernard on Oct 30, 2014 5:45 AM
Linda Bryan
RE: Rev Oliver Ayer
That Ayer's Cherry Pectoral is a tremendous distraction, ain't it? The founder of the patent medicine co. was coincidentally Frederick Ayer, who shows up whenever I'm searching for Oliver Ayer's son Frederic Ayer the Indian missionary. Sigh.

Thanks for the lead!
Added by Linda Bryan on Oct 26, 2014 10:09 PM
Pat Mowins
Shirley Stouts grave
Thank you for helping re: Shirley's resting place.
Added by Pat Mowins on Oct 26, 2014 5:42 AM
I'm caught- between-
I'm caught between- laughing and crying when I read your memorial posts-- or those on your own profile-
It's no judgment- I'm just sharing. :) (:

P.S. Thank you for all you do here on earth!
Added by E,J,C,S,G on Oct 26, 2014 12:22 AM
Patricia O'Connor
RE: Blount
Thank you for your message, and for contacting the contributor regarding the error.

I do not wish to have the memorial transferred to me. I only request that the descendants are corrected.
Added by Patricia O'Connor on Oct 25, 2014 11:16 AM
Pat Mowins
Shirley Stouts grave
Someone by the name of Kevin Stewart emailed and told me he was not associated with Find a Grave but continued to tell me my history for this grave was in error as Frank had already written ahead of me. I didn't know I was in error and had requested a photo when a stone was erected. I have known Shirley Filkins Stout for over 70 years and didn't know I was breaking any rules in FindaGrave.
This person referred me to "Frank" who could transfer this memorable to me. I wrote about my friends life, not a copy of the obit.
If Frank is "Oh look, a chicken" would you please transfer her grave history to me? I am sure I've spoken with "Oh Look a Chicken" before and this person has been very helpful. I think I've communicated with Frank as well. Its been awhile since I've communicated with either. Please delete your obituary from the above grave and transfer the history to me. I am not sure Frank and Oh, look, a chicken is the same person.
Kevin Stewart has sent harassing emails and if I've been in error it should be a message from someone a member of FindaGrave....He said he is not offiliated. Frank, can you help me? Kevin Stewart emailed my history will be deleted. Please, don't let this happen. Shirley's family is happy with what I've written.
Thank you kindly. Pat Mowins member #47719486
Added by Pat Mowins on Oct 24, 2014 6:17 PM
florida boy 64
Candace Gray
Can you please leave a flower for Candace Gray 107082668 thank you
Added by florida boy 64 on Oct 22, 2014 12:44 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.
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
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