As my Findagrave Profile name suggests, I am one of the many people to be diagnosed with Autism (Aspergers, to be specific). As one diagnosed with this syndrome, one of my characteristics is that I focus my attention around specific subjects. Most people with Autism or Aspergers may focus thier attention on dogs or subway routes. During my early high school years, I was fixated with graves after I stumbled across Findagrave. I would usually travel to cemeteries within my neck of the woods (Pennsylvania's Main Line), or whenever I was on vacation. Eventually, I felt that my fixation with cemeteries became morbid, so I slowly shifted my attention onto another subject: the US Presidents. To this day, I can still recite (1) the names of the Presidents of the United States in chronological order from George Washington to Barrack Obama, (2) the years they served in office, and (3) thier Vice Presidents. I also have an odd interest in visting State Capitol Buildings. Every once in a while, however, I would enjoy roaming around a cemetery (mainly if a President was buried in the cemetery). In October 2008, I decided to create my own Findagrave account, so here I am =)
DISCLAIMER: As of January 1, 2013, I'm taking a year off (& possibly a little longer) to spend some time away from FAG so I can focus more on my own personal life. I'll be back sometime in (or after) 2014, but right now I just need to focus on my own personal life -- meaning, until then, I do not wish to get any personal e-mails asking to fulfill FAG requests.
James and Helen Miller You probably can not begin to comprehend how very much your photo of my grandparents grave means to me. My mother was 4 months pregnant with me when my grandmother passed away, suddenly and unexpectedly. I have been trying for years for someone to give me a photo of my grandparents grave.Thank you so much for fulfilling my request. it means so much to me!
Photo Request - Elizabeth Sarah Tait Hello! I appreciate your taking my photo request for Elizabeth Sarah Tait (FindAGrave 91324385). When I looked at it, however, I discovered this photo is not of her tombstone but is for two other people in the cemetery -- Dr. James Tait 142544685 and his wife, Susan Tait, 913243878. Their memorials have no photo and it would be wonderful to post this photo on each of their memorials. Would you like to do that so your name appears on it? If you prefer, I could copy the photo over to their memorials, but then it would show my name, not yours as is proper. You would also want to delete it from memorial 91324385, Elizabeth's grave.
I read your bio on FindAGrave and want you to know we researchers appreciate your involvement with this web site! Thanks!
Zehnder family graves West Laurel Hill Thank you ever so much for your efforts on my behalf. In spite of Jacob's death certificate indicating his birth month as "Jan." from my research, I am fairly certain that it was supposed to be June 11, 1835 as his mother, Katarina Marie (Dauderman) Zehnder had another boy, Johann Jacob Zehnder, that same day according to the church record. In any case, your pics are most appreciated. Regards, Nick Christhilf
Hugh L. Cairns Thanks very much for taking the photograph of Mr. Cairn's grave marker. He joined the 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division in November 1943 in Italy. He was wounded in action during a major German counter attack on the Anzio beachhead in February 1944. Thanks again! James