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Tess (#46890960)
 member for 7 years, 7 months, 6 days
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Bio Photo Please when suggesting an addition, correction or just talking about a certain memorial, go to the edit button on the memorial you are referring too. This sends a link so all we have to do is click and go straight to the memorial. When sending it other ways you have to click on several links to get to where you want us to go for the correction/update. This is getting really bothersome when I have so many to do a day. This is not the place for corrections/updates. I also will not update if I can not contact you to find out where you got your info if I need to ask questions. I like to verify my corrections before accepting them.

I also do not transfer to someone so they can update then they say they will transfer back to me. If you want to type it up I can always copy and paste it in myself. Thanks for the offer but I am a big girl and I know how.

I live in El Dorado Springs, Cedar Co. MO and I am here to find information on my family Keith, Draelants Ellerman Eslinger Reynolds Hochstedler. I will also help people find information they are looking for. Right now I am working on listing all cemeteries in Cedar Co Missouri. Feel free to email me if you have information to give or if you would like for me to find information for you, and if you see I have made an error please let me know so it can be corrected. I am working from a Cedar Co. Cemetery Directory but still there might be mistakes or typing errors.

I do transfer memorials if your related. I think it is really sad that people are here just for numbers, what does that accomplish. I do not really care how your related as long as the memorial goes to a family member. I do not transfer memorials just because you like to collect them because they are ministers, railroader, or any other people you like to collect, that is not fair to the family members if they want the memorials. And I do not like, when I do transfer a memorial to you that you will delete it and create a new one, HOW RUDE of you. If I feel that is what you will do I will not transfer the memorial. Please let me know how your related, and do not just put that they are in your family tree. I also do not transfer memorials for you to add information then say you will transfer back I am fully capable of updating memorials myself.

Thanks Tess

Something I got in an email I thought was funny.

As a bagpiper, I play many gigs. Recently I was asked by a funeral director to play at a grave side service for a homeless man. He had no family or friends, so the service was to be at a pauper's cemetery in the Kentucky back-country.

As I was not familiar with the backwoods, I got lost; and being me, I didn't stop for directions. I finally arrived an hour late and saw the funeral guy had evidently gone and the hearse was nowhere in sight.

There were only the diggers and crew left and they were eating lunch. I felt badly and apologized to the men for being late. I went to the side of the grave and looked down and the vault lid was already in place. I didn't know what else to do, so I started to play.

The workers put down their lunches and began to gather around. I played out my heart and soul for this man with no family and friends. I played like I've never played before for this homeless man.

And as I played 'Amazing Grace,' the workers began to weep. They wept, I wept, we all wept together. When I finished I packed up my bagpipes and started for my car. Though my head hung low my heart was full.

As I was opening the door to my car, I heard one of the workers say, "I never seen nothin' like that before and I've been putting in septic tanks
for twenty years."

Why can't people just ask for directions?

Remember go to the edit button on the page you want updated. Do not send an email. My email is for information that can not be done through the edit button.
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Connie Stockton Schmidt
Dr. W.H. H. and Julia Younger
Thank you so much for the beautiful photo. It is much appreciated.
Added by Connie Stockton Schmidt on Sep 14, 2014 8:37 AM
Larry Olson
William & Sarah Herrin

"Thank You" for taking time out of your day in fulfilling my request. Thanks
Added by Larry Olson on Sep 13, 2014 2:26 AM
Carole Freer McKinney
Thanks so much for the pictures for the Berreys. It is really appreciated.
Added by Carole Freer McKinney on Sep 11, 2014 9:11 PM
S. Reeves
Thomas Cock
Thank you very much for the photo for Thomas. Your work is invaluable and deeply appreciated.
Added by S. Reeves on Sep 11, 2014 5:21 PM
Stephen K Stephenson
link works ...
but you have to copy all the way from the h to the 5 and paste into an address line.

OTOH, let's see if html works in this kind of message:

Added by Stephen K Stephenson on Sep 10, 2014 8:45 PM
Stephen K Stephenson
thanks for the Cox photo ..
Added by Stephen K Stephenson on Sep 10, 2014 7:44 PM
Lollar find a grave
Thank you so much for the beautiful pictures and information you put on find a grave for Claude and Cecil Lollar. Your time and work is greatly appreciated and many will be excited to have this.

Thank you so much.

The Lollar Family.
Added by DL on Sep 10, 2014 7:18 PM
Marva Ruhmann
photo of Callaway headstone
Thanks so much! I will post the photo to Roscoe and Stella's "limb" of our family tree!
Added by Marva Ruhmann on Sep 10, 2014 3:03 PM
Kay Griffin Snow
James & Rhoda Abbott
Tess, thank you for the added information for James and Rhoda Mitchell Abbott.

I appreciate it very much.

Kay Snow
Added by Kay Griffin Snow on Sep 08, 2014 2:29 AM
RE: Bakersfield Cemetery, Bakersfield MO
Hi Tess, the Map tab is correct. I've included a copy and paste link here for you just in case you are not familiar with the tab.
Added by GBern.O on Sep 05, 2014 5:48 AM
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