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Grief never ends,|
but it changes.
It is a passage,
not a place to stay.
Grief is not a sign of
weakness or lack of faith...
it is the price of love.
The words above are thought to be based on a eulogy Queen Elizabeth made for her sister Princess Margaret.
RE: erroneous memorials in Santa Fe National Cemetery ~ ALL people buried in ALL National Cemeteries are findable at VetGravesLocator
I don't make more than a couple memorials a day on average, but have done research into the families of lots of them...same for many whose pictures I post...making me gladly able to help with most anyone's ancestral brick walls however I can.
As the activity on FindAGrave increases, memorials and pictures left to be added decrease. There are already over 125,000,000 memorials; so considering that half the people who ever lived on Planet Earth are living now, and that it's unknown where over 90% of the dead are...how many does that leave? ½-LOL and go figure.
When the picture "request" function first started, pix were limited in size to 250K: a comparatively tiny 1/32 of 8M now allowed. Back then there was only one guy and me taking pix in Arlington National (all that white granite for matching military markers comes from Vermont...not China :^), and there weren't many requests, so you can see how membership and contributions have exploded! I've had to tell my eager grandboy that there will probably be little picture-taking left to do when another seven years pass, just always recent deaths to add.
Us'uns who are willing & able: little burial grounds usually need cleaning and repairs; but don't go alone, and be careful ~ I've encountered snakes, dogs, & Black Widow spiders...and been told creepy tales about the LIVING I might encounter.
Some might think others of us are too possessive about pictures we take/post, but you probably haven't encountered a self-aggrandizer who deletes memorials after lifting the pictures others added to them and then remakes memorials with same pictures claimed as their own. As on any real city block, not everything is hunky-dory here; and not all the neighbors are nice. It takes just one rotten apple plus a few manipulators, stalkers, and green-eyed game players...especially the ones who post wrong poor-quality pictures on purpose, change names &/or places of burial to make originals look like duplicates, &/or put deaths willy-nilly into incorrect cemeteries just to inflate their "contributions" and then get huffy & vindictive when others notice the obvious, duh...to require the rest of us in the barrel to ignore the inappropriate comedy of their intentional errors.
COMMENTS ON MESSAGES TO ME ABOUT COPYRIGHT ISSUES, INCLUDING FindAGrave's OWN rules and regulations, found here ~ FindAGrave FAQs ~ which admonish, among else: >>The copyright of all photos posted to Find A Grave remains with the original submitter. No use of photos for any other website or personal use is given without prior consent of the original submitter.<<
Sad to have to point out that I have posted NO pictures on ancestry.com, but some members there and elsewhere online lifted pictures I DID add to FindAGrave ~ ESPECIALLY of KINFOLK ~ & reposted them as their own with no credit given. When you see a picture on ancestry.com identical to one I've added to FaG, mine is the original; if ancestry.com included posting dates, I would not have to explain this. It's also quite silly that when I/others have made family trees there from personal information, they're noted as having no sources, but then when others copy same, their "source" is US!
You can use pictures I've taken and posted on this site in your online family trees by making a connective link to the original and/or including "© FindAGrave member #46897564"; none may be sold and/or exchanged for any type of payment.
Why I got on FindAGrave:
I oversaw the newsletter of Colonel David Hackworth, military author/ commentator/ columnist with 8 Purple Hearts, for several years until he died from the effects of Agent Blue (used along with Agent Orange in Vietnam) while my husband was off in a war zone; at which time I needed a new focus and determined to pin-point our then-totally-unknown ancestors: at least 28 Revolutionary War Patriots, his Mayflower and Salem "witch" ancestors, my Swedish "hanky-panky in the palace" & Scottish Robert the Bruce people...and many *ships who pass in the night* ~ then sometimes remain friends ~ who have been great fun, challenges, and blessings to find.
So, at the onset in 2005, I was first able to find basic facts of the missing Major James Powell, and began a two-year mission to restore his legacy which was lost upon his death at Shiloh 145 years ago today as I write this 06APRIL2007. This long walk, still being shared with both living and non-bodied souls, is what educated me in how to usually quite rapidly find pertinent data for you "strangers," which I still remain happily willing to do!
My head-smacks in research are people assumed to be kids of step-parents when the bio-parent (usually mother) died too young & seeing my favorite greatgrandmother constantly called "Mrs. G.: husband's first initial and married name" ~ most ALL females losing their identities up into the 1960s; so I'm elated whenever I successfully work the puzzles ~ better than word math, sudoku, or cryptograms ~ of restoring ladies' kids &/or maiden names as the most appropriate and long-lasting FLOWERS to their memories, and alas, I still have just ONE nee name in my own Heck(ofA)family to dig up.
May all of Granny Vance's roses perpetually bloom bright and happy!
The book of life is brief,
And once the pages read
All but love is dead:
That is my belief.
(sung by Bobby Goldsboro in 1970...when he & God were watching Scotty grow)
God is Love.
(1 John 4:8)
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Words are insufficient to thank you for the stunning photograph of my Aunt & Uncle's gravestone which you posted to their memorials today in answer to my photo request
I have done exactly as per the instructions on your profile page and given you the copyright credit for your photo as I have now placed it in my tree on Ancestry
Please know that you are absolutely 1000% appreciated
Added by 1414Jan on Jul 30, 2016 5:20 AM
|Diane Whitney||Louise E Whitney (Frantz)|
What was awesome about your photo, is that you got hers but then my actual ancestor her husband Burt Albert Whitney. That is rock and roll. Thanks
|Diane Whitney||Louis E Whitney|
WOW. What a great job you did taking the photo. You did a nice close up and then far back including others. Thanks so much. My ancestor appreciates it also.
Thank you so much for getting the picture of Oliver Work's stone. I really appreciate it!
Added by Melinda on Jul 28, 2016 8:43 PM
|Sandi S.||Joseph Boberg photo|
Thank you very much for the photo. It really means a lot. Sandi
Added by Sandi S. on Jul 28, 2016 3:13 PM
Thank you for the photo! It's sad to see her resting place reduced to what it is, but now that I know, I can work on fixing it. Thanks again!
|Marjorie Kulba||RE: Cookie'sPiano|
Hi again! Thanks for the information about Emma Reis. I was wondering if you could contact me at my email address? I had a couple of questions about Emma that I didn't want to post on the public page. thank you in advance!
|Rosemary Millar||Guy Ingalls|
Thank you for the 2 photos of the Family plot and of Guy's marker.
I was hoping I'd be able to read a date of death on it, but no such luck.
Thanks so much for your efforts. They are greatly appreciated.
|Laura Majors||Patience Slocum|
Thank you so much for your help with information regarding my ancestor.
|Marjorie Kulba||Emma Reis|
Thank you for the information. I was wondering if you can message me at email@example.com I had a couple more questions I wanted to ask you, if possible. Thank you very much!
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