My husband Skip (contributor #47542867) and I have seven children between us; 6 sons and 1 daughter. We also have 3 adorable grandsons. Gathering and documenting as much of our family histories as we can, while we can, is for all of them as much as it is for us. We hope, as many surely do, that the history we are able to share with our kids will be kept, handed down and shared with many generations to follow.
An interest in genealogy is just one of many things my husband and I have in common. The other big thing is that we are both career firefighter-paramedics with the Cedar Rapids Fire Department.
My personal interest in genealogy stems from the fact both my parents come from large families. My Mom 1 of 14 children and my Dad 1 of 8 children. Family gatherings can be quite an event. Researching, organizing and entering information into my family tree has been quite a challenge at times as the 'tradition' of having large families has been handed down for many, MANY generations.
Kelchen Angela.....I transferred both memorials to you. If Leona is not deceased, I was not suppose to put her memorial up, however, one never knows if the people with names on the gravestones are alive or not. Not everyone has the money to have the death dates engraved on the gravestones.
I am glad you contacted me, we still maintain the rights on the photos, but if you need to use them elsewhere I only ask that you give us credit for the photo.