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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.

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. My Uncle Denny joined them just this January.

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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Diane LM
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I read your response about your user name and thought what a wonderful tribute to your grandmother and great aunt. Now when I see your memorials and edits I will smile ;-)

Added by Diane LM on Nov 16, 2016 9:49 AM
Jay D
RE: Re: Albert P. Crandall #100162796
Thank you... and thank you for all the work you have done on Find a Grave. It has been a tremendous help to me (and, of course, many others, I'm sure)... in searching for my ancestors.
Jay D
Added by Jay D on Nov 14, 2016 10:19 AM
Garth Woodward
your strange username
Three times now I have seen a flower that you have left on someone's memorial page, and the comment with the flower is "oh look, a chicken". Each time I see this, I initially think its a rude comment about the deceased. The first time I saw one of your flowers there was a photo of the deceased on the memorial, and the photo was from about 1900 and the deceased woman was wearing a giant hat with lots of feathers. I thought you were making a rude comment about her hat. I was going to report your flower as being inappropriate and that it should be removed. Then I clicked on the flower to see who left it, and I saw that rude comment about the woman's hat was actually your user name. Sometimes there are definitely problems with choosing strange names for things.
Added by Garth Woodward on Nov 13, 2016 11:17 AM
Martha (Dickson) Sheldahl
We corresponded back about 3 years ago on Abel Easton. I provided some info on him. I should have added that he is Abel Easton II. I was looking him up today on Find A Grave & couldn't find him under Easton. I found him under Eason - no "t" this is incorrect. His wife Huldah's last name is listed on Find A Grave as Eastman which is also wrong.
The name of the cemetery is confusing to me. All the info I have it as Brown's Landing. I believe Brown is the name of the people buried in the fenced in area. I found this under Richland in the cemeteries of Oswego Co., N.Y. The address was between co rte. 5 & Salmon River, east of rte. 3 intersection, on river bank. It didn't list the township. I could not find Eastman-Smith Family Family listed anywhere. Are these families buried here also? Thank you for any help. Martha
Added by Martha (Dickson) Sheldahl on Sep 29, 2016 12:52 PM
Charles Brown
Anna Brown Murdoch
First, I thank you for all you wonderful work. Secondly You created a memorial for Anna Brown Murdoch, also left flowers. you did not create but did leave flowers on the grave of Chester Murdock
final resting place France WWI

Do you have any information on these two
Charles Brown
Added by Charles Brown on Sep 27, 2016 5:39 AM
D. Fritz
Oliver Teall
Thanks for the transfer!
Added by D. Fritz on Aug 16, 2016 5:57 AM
Jeffrey Jerrett
Polly Tiffany
Hi, 129804654 (Polly Tiffany), 2nd wife of Calvin Tiffany has the photo of Abigail Tiffany 129804603
on her memorial.

Added by Jeffrey Jerrett on Aug 10, 2016 12:16 PM
Nancy & Rich Remling
Daniel Cram
Thanks for the photo!
Added by Nancy & Rich Remling on Aug 10, 2016 7:13 AM
betty thomas
grave #16797611 Vincent Brennan - Hillside cemetery, Scriba, Oswego, NY
Transfer to Betty Thomas #47086305
Added by betty thomas on Aug 09, 2016 5:38 PM
Jeanie (Russell) Morris
Wilbur Photos
Thank You very much for posting the Wilbur photos, you time and effort are so appreciated. You are a great asset to Find A Grave. Thanks again, Jeanie
Added by Jeanie (Russell) Morris on Aug 09, 2016 5:58 AM
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