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Mario Ragucci (#48008947)
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Bio Photo My profile pic is me literally in my mothers arms, 1965.

I live in The Denny Triangle in Seattle, WA, USA. I know it is important and vital to record accurately the historical aspects of a persons life, including their final resting place. This, my father inspired me to do as a kid, when he would take me with him to visit family graves. He would tidy them up, like,, actually cut the grass. I remember the cemetary where his father was sometimes was overgrown. I liked to clean up those graves with him and those memories are deeply a part of me. Even though I can not see the graves of anyone related to me here in Seattle, Washington, I can still participate in honoring and respecting their existence.

My X's are from NW Florida. Through FAG and I have been able to see the final resting places of many, many of my mom's side ancestors, going back to early 1800's. Americans of Scottish, Irish, Cherokee, Creek, English, French descent, migrating from New York and Carolinas to Georgia and Alabama, all eventually making their way to NW FL.

My Y's are from Roccabascerana, in the Province of Avellino, Campania, Italy, about 30 miles east of Naples. There is a large residence called "Case (House of) Ragucci" within Avellino. House of Ragucci. My grandparent's immigration states Roccabascerana as origin.

My Aunt, my mom's sister, who I never met, Margaret Ann Williamson, who died before I was born, but I feel a connection to her

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Merry Christmas
I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy new year. Thank you with all my heart for visiting my loved ones.
With kindest regards, Monika

~ The message of Christmas: There is no greater power than love.
It comes over hatred. How to the light of the darkness. ~
Added by Monika♥ on Dec 20, 2014 10:21 AM
Ronald Reinhardt
Thank you so much for the beautiful token you made of my dear Ronald. You are truly a blessing.

Have a super great day,
Added by Maggieღ on Dec 16, 2014 7:20 AM
EmilyAnn Frances May
RE: Cropping and reducing
Mario, Thanks for the tips on creating tokens. I'm using PaintShopPro by Corel. I also use Paintbrush which came with Windows 7. I will try.

If the images still come up too small after uploading, I will simply remove the poem or quote and upload just the image. Then I'll add the poem or inspiration quote in the text box that accompanies the tokens we leave.

I'm looking forward to leaving some Christmas Lights for your Aunt Margaret and your parents.

Added by EmilyAnn Frances May on Dec 10, 2014 6:09 AM
EmilyAnn Frances May
Creating tokens
Mario, I have some lovely photos I've taken at the Dyker Heights Christmas Lights event. I want to turn them into tokens to leave at memorials. BUT mine always turn out to be too small. Your tokens are beautiful: just the right height, width and text is visible.

I'd appreciate if you can send me the instructions.

The tokens I'm creating are about 900-1200 pixels long. The script is 72 points. But everything gets reduced when I upload to FindAGrave. I cannot find instructions on the FAQ. I'd be saving as JPEG file.

Any guidelines appreciated. You can email or post at my Message Board.

Added by EmilyAnn Frances May on Dec 09, 2014 6:17 AM
Cinnamon Girl
RE: Thank you oh so very much
Gosh, Mario, after listening to "One Of These Days" by NY for
the past three hours, give me some "Night Moves" by Bob
Seger AND "One Of These Nights" by the Eagles just to get
my heart pumping again! A very different kind of emotion,
though. ;-) Hugs, Jean Ann
Added by Cinnamon Girl on Dec 08, 2014 9:25 PM
Cinnamon Girl
RE: Thank you oh so very much
Hi Mario -

One Of These Days....and it won't be long :-)

Neil Young "One Of These Days". The master of emotion!

Absolutely beautiful and so powerful is this song. Immediate
tears for sure!

Love 'n hugs, Jean Ann (Hold on tight...)
Added by Cinnamon Girl on Dec 08, 2014 7:38 PM
Ronald Reinhardt
Thanks for making such a nice token for my husband. I really like it.

Have a blessed day,
Added by Maggieღ on Dec 08, 2014 9:18 AM
William D. Padgett
Hi Mario..I need to make a couple of corrections on the info I last gave you. Appears that GGrandFather William D. Padgett was the son of Elijah Padgett Jr. and Charlotte Lottie Johnson. I'm just beginning to dig. Records are becoming free compared with a few years back. That always help when your on a budget. I saw you on Google, my user name is jesse7love if you want to communicate; I have a profile there. Take good care. You will see a male profile pic; that's just a friend. My pic is on the Google page. Bye for now. Hope to hear from you.

Your cuz,
Rojon Padgett
Added by Rojon on Dec 06, 2014 11:04 AM
Earth Angel
RE: Thank you so much
God bless you for being such a caring person.
Added by Earth Angel on Nov 28, 2014 7:44 PM
EmilyAnn Frances May
Happy T-Day, Mario
Thank you always for the beautiful prayers, visits and tokens. Mario, I pray you and yours are blessed with Our Lord's protection and guidance in all ways for always.
Added by EmilyAnn Frances May on Nov 27, 2014 8:58 AM
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