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goose (#47534920)
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Bio Photo AKA ~ Carol

~~ Life is lived forward, but understood backward ~~

My goal is to help others with their research. I find it extremely rewarding. Thank you Find a grave for having such a great site and all the volunteers willing to spend countless hours doing what I do.

I look to find small, backyard cemeteries and photograph all the stones, and research the family to provide links, before nature and time destroy what can be read. I have completely finished photographing all the stones in many cemeteries in the area of Freetown and Dartmouth. I prefer to go into those cemeteries that are hard to access or are overgrown. I have been able to do some of those with a lot of help from Find a grave friend Chip 5610 who set up many of the cemeteries I am photographing, and with some assistance from Freetown Cemetery Commission, Mike and Keven, helping locate them in Freetown and Assonet and J. King for taking a great deal of time to help locate them in Dartmouth. Thank you so much.

Once I have them posted on Find a grave it is rewarding for me to research and link their families. Getting the veterans stones are most important, we are losing the ability to read them very quickly. With the help of Jim Grasela we completed the Veterans Section in the Pine Grove Cemetery in New Bedford and have them all on line. Much appreciation to J. Bosworth who has helped to figure out, research and link many families in the South Dartmouth (Padanaram) Cemetery, where I spent many weeks photographing the remaining memorials, and several other cemeteries where we worked as a team. She is always willing to take on a challenge. I can't thank them enough for their time.

ღ .... Your life is now, seize it and make it amazing. Find your voice... Discover your passion and pursue it... Be honest, generous and kind... Surround yourself with love, laughter and others who have a positive outlook. Let your heart be your guide... Be brave and wild at heart... Take chances... Ask questions... Be fearless... Make a difference... This is your time!

Life is about the people you meet and the things you create with them so go out and start creating! .... ღ

~*~...ღ...~*~...ღ...~*~..ღ.. The Dash ..ღ..~*~...ღ...~*~...ღ...~*~

I read of a reverend who stood to speak at the funeral of his friend. He referred to the dates on her tombstone from the the end.

He noted that first came the date of her birth and spoke of the following date with tears, but he said what mattered most of all was the dash between those years.

For that dash represents all the time that she spent alive on earth, and now only those who loved her know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not, how much we own - the cars, the house, the cash. What matters is how we live and love and how we spend our dash.

So think about this long and hard, are there things you'd like to change? For you never know how much time is left. (You could be at "dash mid-range").

If we could just slow down enough to consider what's true and real, and always try to understand the way other people feel.

And be less quick to anger, and show appreciation more and love the people in our lives like we've never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect, and more often wear a smile, remembering that this special dash might only last a little while.

So, when your eulogy's being read with your life's actions to rehash...would you be proud of the things they say about how you spent your dash?
..... by Linda Ellis


.... ღ While researching our family I used the find a grave site and found it to be a valuable tool. I feel that LINKING the family on that site to be important in finding other members of the family. We felt the need to help others in their search for family.

Putting a photo, a document, a bit of history of the person and the grave stone on the memorial is a complete picture for us to enjoy. Thank you for everyone who helps to complete this task. Your work is an enormous gift.

If you have a photo request for a large cemetery, it is always best to give the volunteer a plot number and or location in the cemetery. I will do what I can, it is a great hobby. Please be kind to those who are willing to volunteer to help. The words "Please and thank you" are always welcomed.

Edits, suggestions and corrections are always welcomed and done ASAP, through the edit tab on the memorial.

I walk the cemeteries to photo when I can. I add what I find for all the memorials I have set up, hoping this will help others find their family.

I have been a genealogy buff for over 40 years. After learning my maternal parents and great grandparents came here to make a better life, I actively researched to find all the connections. My husband and I were fortunate enough to visit their homeland in St. Cecile/Fontenoille Belgium in 2012 where we met more family.

One of the most important things in our life is to give our children roots to grow and wings to fly.

Our genealogy families include:
Bailey ~ Burt ~ Church ~ Jenkins ~ Strange ~ Warren ~ Weber

and, Champluvier ~ Charron ~ LaFountain/Fountain ~ Ledoux/Sweet ~ Protin ~ Shover/Chauvin ~ Tetreault/Tatro and variations of.

I have interest in several surnames: Ashley, Chace/Chase, Clark, Crapo, Cummings, Demoranville, Gifford, King, Rounseville, Spooner, Teachman, Westgate among others.
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Kenneth Gilbert
Yvonne A. Renaud
I am not adding the hyphenated surname per Findagrave rules. The surname should be the name as listed *on the marker*. Explanations for any differences are given in the bio section.
Added by Kenneth Gilbert on Feb 22, 2015 11:47 AM
Jim Grasela
I cannot seem to eliminate her first husband. Is this because Spirit Baker perhaps created his link to her?


I doing fine!
Added by Jim Grasela on Feb 12, 2015 8:56 AM
RE: Hi Roxie
Goose I thank you for your help. I do feel a bit lost!
Added by Snickerdoodles on Feb 10, 2015 10:22 PM
Hi goose,
Can I have permission to add your headstone pictures for Sarah Spooner and John Sherman to my family tree on
Thank you,
Added by CRC on Feb 05, 2015 5:52 PM
RE: Hi Roxie
Thank you Goose! I was not logged in from my computer only my phone that was the problem ! I kept looking for the tabs you spoke about and they were not there! ha BECAUSE I had not logged in from my pc. Thank you for your patience snickerdoodles!
Added by Snickerdoodles on Feb 02, 2015 4:44 PM
RE: Hi Roxie
Thanks I probably will be asking you more questions! Appreciate all the help you have already done!.
Added by Snickerdoodles on Feb 02, 2015 12:26 PM
Arthur LePage
Last name misspelled
#141205555 you have the last name as Williiams with an extra i.
Last name should be Williams.
Added by Arthur LePage on Jan 13, 2015 5:54 AM
Sandra Lennox
Grace Gammons
You had sent me an edit for my memorial
Grace W. Gammons #138947304.
The memorial has "Grace W. Gammons," you
want me to put "Weldon" as a middle name.
I declined your edit because I cannot find
the same information as you in a reliable
source. I do not willingly change my memorials
without checking out the source of the
information. It is not a matter of my opinion
but a matter of the source of the information
and if the information is accessible to me.
I do appreciate your edit. I would like to
know your source of information, if I find
it to be reliable I will change my memorial.
Take Care,
Added by Sandra Lennox on Jan 04, 2015 4:14 AM
John Wunschal
Thank you so much for all your help. I really appreciate your input and suggestions.
Added by Damevi on Dec 23, 2014 5:18 PM
Albert M Hunt -
Thanks for adding the info to the bio. It's so appreciated. ~ Dawn
Added by Dawn on Dec 23, 2014 7:05 AM
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