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Dan & Karen Read (#47581255)
 member for 3 years, 9 months, 22 days
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Bio Photo 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 our photos, they are put here so people can use them. Proper credit is not only appreciated but the right thing to do.

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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Nancy E.
Clarence H. Garrett
Thank you for getting a great photo of the gravestone. Good Job.
Added by Nancy E. on May 20, 2015 4:54 PM
Dwayne Crandall
Whoops my # 46912347
Whoops, I forgot to give you my number: 46912347 Sorry.

Added by Dwayne Crandall on May 18, 2015 5:31 PM
Dwayne Crandall
Ida Mae (Crandall) Lines

Thanks for your work. I was wondering if you might transfer my cousin's memorial # 146044746 and her husband, Samuel S. Lines.

Added by Dwayne Crandall on May 18, 2015 5:29 PM
T Barnhart
RE: Opal and Glenn Burgener
I would like a non shadow one of Opal's. I saw that there was a plague for Glenn, but didn't know if there was a headstone.

Thank you,

Added by T Barnhart on May 14, 2015 2:48 PM
A Family Who Loves Genealogy
Hugs of appreciation sent your way!
In Florida where I raised, there were few children my age. Everyday I would visit Mr. and Mrs. Balme. I can only imagine what a little pest I was interrupting their day each and every day.

Both lived until a very old age. When I was 30 I had gone home to celebrate my father's birthday in his 70s and Mrs. Blame in her late 80s was still crawling on the floors cleaning up her home. It was such a lovely reunion hearing about what had passed. I was only two when my father built the home next to the Balmes. Since the second Mrs. Balme never had any children, I am very sure she got a very real taste of what child was like with my daily visits!

I wanted to link her family together and created a family tree on ancestry.

I still remember sitting at her kitchen table gobbling up her cookies!

I came across a photo of me sitting on the driveway with Mr. Balme watching him "fix things"

Thanks once again.
Added by A Family Who Loves Geneal... on May 05, 2015 11:27 AM
Mary Tuomala
Thank you so much for transferring her. I would appreciate it if you would transfer her husband also. I'd like to keep them together.

Thank you for all of the volunteer work you do to document the cemetery. It is appreciated!

Added by Genebug on Apr 22, 2015 7:34 AM
Geneva Deal Smith
Thank you so much for taking the time to photograph my family member's gravesite. You are very appreciated!
Added by MoniR on Apr 21, 2015 7:36 PM
Roberta Moody
Karen & Dan...your Karl Brant photo is wonderful. My sincere thanks....Roberta
Added by Roberta Moody on Apr 21, 2015 2:42 PM
Roberta Moody
Mark Brant edit
Thank you for sharing. Very much appreciated
Added by Roberta Moody on Apr 21, 2015 1:46 PM
Pat allen
John N Allen
Thank you sooo much for the photo of my dad's headstone.. I am so appreciative of your thoughtfulness .. Patricia allen
Added by Pat allen on Apr 19, 2015 10:08 PM
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