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Dan & Karen Read (#47581255)
 member for 5 years, 1 month, 18 days
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Bio Photo In late August of this year, I had a stroke, and more recently issues have been found with my heart, it's looking like most of the health issues are behind me though and i will soon be back out, just in time for the Florida summer. Winter of course is the prime time here for getting out to photograph, the summers are so hot and the shadows so harsh, and the grass grows to fast for the ground crews to do much other than cut it, and leave it piled on the headstone.

We discovered Find a Grave while doing research on our family trees. From there has grown an interest in recording cemeteries for others to use. We are willing to transfer the memorials of people who are not related to us, to anyone who has a connection with the person, whether within guidelines or not. Don't hesitate to ask.

Feel free to use any of our monument photos any way that you want to, as few (if any) of them have any artistic and/or commercial value which might be covered by the intent of the Copyright clause in the Constitution. (Please note, however, that this only applies to photos with our name under them. For any others, you will need to contact the person who added them for their permission to copy and use elsewhere.). The above was borrowed with a few edits, from RobMinteer57 (#47389024)

Our family tree includes the following surnames, Read, Clark, Nelson, Fletcher, Forshee, Shirley, Diederich, and Bohl.

We live in Palm Beach county, Florida. Currently we are focused on Pinecrest cemetery in Lake Worth. If you would like a different photo on a memorial we created in Pinecrest, let us know. Less time is spent on photos taken while mowing the rows to document the cemetery, than is spent on photos to fulfill specific requests. We can go back and do a request quality photo for a memorial you are interested in if you would like.


"Show me the manner in which a nation cares for its dead, and I will measure with mathematical exactness, the tender mercies of its people, their loyalty to high ideals, and their regard for the laws of the land."- Eighteenth-century British statesman William Gladstone

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Lauren
Ella Erdine Thompson
Thank you so much for your transfer of this memorial to me. I appreciate it very much.

Lauren
Added by Lauren on Sep 27, 2016 9:31 PM
Heaven-leigh Hope
RE: #96829371 Joyce Lorene (Smith) Lamb
Thank you so much for the transfer. Perhaps you found her obituary? The beautiful portrait you put up was on her legacy page. But no matter where you found her, I'm grateful that you did, because it's such a lovely memorial. Thank you again and take care!
Added by Heaven-leigh Hope on Jul 21, 2016 4:21 PM
Colleen Wittick
Transfer Request
Greetings... A while back you were kind enough to transfer my grandparents' grave to me (Mary and Alonzo Wittick). I was wondering if you would also consider transferring the following Pinecrest Cemetery graves to me?

John Abraham # 121544725 (my great grandfather)
Thomas Abraham # 143094602 (Johnís Son)
Josephine Abraham # 143291386 (Thomasí wife)

Looking forward to your reply.

Colleen Wittick

Added by Colleen Wittick on Jul 16, 2016 8:26 PM
Heaven-leigh Hope
#96829371 Joyce Lorene (Smith) Lamb
Hello! My name is Heaven-leigh. I was wondering if you would be so kind as to transfer Joyce Lamb to me? She's my great-aunt, I'm her sister, Joan's, granddaughter. I just recently discovered Findagrave and would really appreciate looking after her memorial. Thank you for your time and consideration.
Added by Heaven-leigh Hope on Jul 16, 2016 2:35 PM
Cathy Blauvelt
Elmer Blauvelt
Thank you for photographing Uncle Elmer's tombstone.
Added by Cathy Blauvelt on Jun 24, 2016 2:12 PM
Taddy
Hubert Tadlock #148543890 photo
Hello Dan & Karen, thank you for taking time out of your day to go to the cemetery to take the picture of Hubert's gravesite, I appreciate it more than mere words can express. Kind regards, Taddy
Added by Taddy on Jun 15, 2016 7:34 AM
Marvin & Samme Templin
Dixon Requests
Thanks so much for looking for their burial location, sad that they don't have stones.
Added by Marvin & Samme Templin on Jun 13, 2016 12:28 PM
Marvin & Samme Templin
Dixon Requests
Thanks so much for looking for their burial location, sad that they don't have stones.
Added by Marvin & Samme Templin on Jun 13, 2016 12:28 PM
Taddy
Hubert & Elizabeth Tadlock
Dan & Karen, thank you so very much for transferring Hubert & Elizabeth's memorial to me, I greatly appreciate it. Kind regards, Taddy
Added by Taddy on May 29, 2016 6:06 AM
Joseph Sullivan
transfer of grandparents memorial
Hi Dan and Karen Reed,

Thank you very much for adding memorials for Michael and Rosella Smith. Please transfer their memorials to my find a grave account so I can manage them.
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I appreciate your prolonged and dedicated efforts.

Thank you<
Joseph Sullivan
Added by Joseph Sullivan on Apr 21, 2016 2:16 PM
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