"We actually don't fear death. We fear that no one will notice our absence, that we will disappear without a trace". (unknown) People come to Find a Grave for many reasons; genealogy, curiosity, closure. People volunteer on Find a Grave for many reasons; genealogy, curiosity, closure. Sadly, some are in a contest to see how many memorial pages they can put in, mistakes and all, and they hold tight to those pages they've created even if they aren't related to them at all…for them it's all about the numbers. My friend, Melinda Fowler, and I started doing this for our own families and then it quickly became something bigger…it was about other people's families. We have gotten such satisfaction out of fulfilling requests and everyone is so grateful. But it is "we" who are grateful for the opportunity to honor your relatives. We're not in this for the count, but for the gratification in connecting relatives and for recognizing the need to say "I WAS HERE". p.s. I take a lot of random pictures in the Danbury, CT and Westchester County, New York area. If I should happen to run into your family and you would like to take ownership, by all means let me know and it's done. Families should stay together!
Rosa Rieser Schlossbach Concerning Rosa's death date: The year is correct but you list her death day as May 8th. I believe her birth day is May 8th. According to Social Security she died Nov 6th. Could you please correct this on the Find-a-grave memorial. Thank you, Marcy Fuller
Thank you so very much for taking the time to photograph Nicola & Filomena Livulpi Headstone at Raymond Hill Cemetery. Your love of genealogy and your photography skills clearly show in the picture..! Thank you for your commitment to document those who have gone before us...
Max and Pauline and Tina No, I didn't know they were around but I hadn't got to them yet. Thank you. I'm trying to make sure everybody in my family trees on ancestry.com has a photo, if not of their face, of a monument to their lives showing that somebody cares about them. Thanks.
RE: Danbury Family Aaarrrrggghhh, knees, who invented them??? I hope your surgery goes well. From what I've heard, people who get it usually rediscover their lives once they heal. My time is coming, but for now the cane and/or knee brace and/or rollator do okay. I'll be sending you healing energies for a gentle recovery.
Danbury Family People named Simon in Danbury, especially those dating back a century or so. Philip and Rose Simon might be there from the late 1800s, Max Simon, I don't remember who else but I can get you names as I come across them. Many are in NYC but more are in Danbury.
If you need anybody in west central Ohio, I'm your girl!
In a strange way, this is like being a private investigator finding people's lost relatives. It brings such closure and fulfillment. I am so hooked.