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Why 'goose' you may ask, well ~ I have been around them all my life. I see them everywhere. There are 12 - 18 resident ones. The oldest pair come in January to find the best sight to nest, even with the pond still frozen. Canada geese will live in the wild between 10 and 24 years.
I think they are magnificent when taking off, in flight, and I love to watch them landing. I have raised orphaned ones and rehabilitated injured ones. Many others come here during their mote season, while waiting for their new feathers. Some that were born here, return in the Spring to nest and raise their young. I get to watch them grow, and learn to fly. They mate for life, and will die trying to save their mate or young. Such loyalty can't be denied. They are always a welcomed sight.
~~ Life is lived forward, but understood backward ~~
My goal is to help others, searching for family. Thank you Find A Grave for having such a great site and all the volunteers willing to spend countless hours, walking cemeteries photographing, cleaning (and yes I follow the rules), editing, researching and in some cases returning to figure out the missing pieces. 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. Your work is an enormous gift.
My husband and I are also clearing the Crapo Cemetery, which had been completely neglected for many years. In the process I have research the names and found four veterans of the Revoluntion War and one veteran of the 1812 War.
While researching our family I used this site and found it to be a valuable tool. I prefer to walk the cemeteries to photograph when I can. I do some edits, and add documents (particularly military, death, and obits) while making the memorials. It's a great hobby. Please be kind to those who are willing to volunteer to help. The words "Please and thank you" are always welcomed.
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 2011 where we met more family.
I look to find small, backyard cemeteries and photograph all the stones. I have completed most of the cemeteries in the Freetown and Assonet with help from the Freetown Cemetery Office, Mike and Kevan. With the help of J. King, who has worked with me to located many cemeteries in Dartmouth, I have photographed many of them also.
I have been able to work with graver friends Chip who had set up most of those cemeteries in those towns and many others in the area. I have also worked closely with J. Bosworth in several cemeteries as a team. One of those cemeteries I take a good deal of pride in is the Veteran's section in Pine Grove Cemetery, where I worked with Jim Grasela to completely photograph those stones. I can't thank them enough for the dedication, hard work and help.
I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of a friend. He referred to the dates on the tombstone from the beginning…to the end.
He noted that first came the date of birth and spoke 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 they spent alive on earth. And now only those who loved them 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 that can still be rearranged.
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 is being read, with your life’s actions to rehash… would you be proud of the things they say about how you spent YOUR dash?
Copyright 1996 Linda Ellis
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 truth. Let your heart be your guide. Be brave and wild at heart. Take chances, ask questions, be fearless, make a difference. Live your dream, wear your passion, be creative.
Family surnames ~ Champluvier, Charron, Chauvin/Shover, LaFountain, Ledoux/Sweet, Protin, Tetreault/Tatro and variations
Also ~ Bailey, Burt, Church, Fuller, Jenkins, Strange, Warren and Weber
I have an interest in these families ~ Ashley, Braley, Clark, Crapo, Fortier, Gammons, Gifford, King, Mastera, Potter, Reynolds, Rounseville, Spooner, Westgate and White among others.
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|Charles Kay||Additional on Walter Rowe|
I found the 1940 US census for Walter Henry Rowe.
He is listed as the family head. Wife Catherine (also at St Patricks) is listed along with 4 children. Daughter Mildred (Peter's mother) was married and not living at home by then.
|Charles Kay||RE: Walter Rowe edit|
I'm doing some ancestry for my brother-in-law. Walter Henry Rowe was his grandfather. Mildred Rowe Roman was his mother. Peter Roman was born in 1941 so he did not know Walter but he was told he died in 1941. He is looking in the family bible and/or other records for documentation. We thought the entry was either miss read or miss entered into findagrave. We live in Washington DC area so going to the cemetery to look is not possible.
|Tom McManus||RE: Boehler photo|
Glad I could help.
|Bonnie Miller||Mehetabel Lane #94360865|
I sell identified antique photos in my eBay store. After a photo sells, I post it at findagrave so family can find it.
I have a photo of Mehetabel Lane that I'd like to post on her memorial, but it won't allow any more photos. Would you be able to delete one of your grave photos so I can post it?
|Bill Bourbeau||Rivers Family @ St. Bernard, Fitchburg|
The cemetery record for the family lot of Frank (128536081) & Celina shows a Deborah Rivers is also interred in the lot (Jan. 1954, possibly an infant). Any ideas on who this might be?
|Kyledc||RE: Barber photo|
You're welcome! I was afraid there may have been too much glare on the stone. I'm keeping an eye out for the other Cushing Cemetery requests whenever I go.
Added by Kyledc on Jul 16, 2016 11:41 AM
|Pam Bennett||Louis Liborie "Levi" Poulin|
I believe the name of his father is Louis and not Delphis.
|Mary Ellen Palmer||Thank you!|
I just want to say thanks for including photos of the death certificates for my Cooper ancestors in Rural Cemetery, New Bedford, Mass. They are much appreciated.
|Robin Clifford||Penny LaFountaine|
The parish office says no...but as I was walking for someone else I saw others I jotted down and added to the St Joe in Keene NH F A G...Robin
|Erin Bohannon||RE: Penny LaFountain|
Glad you were able to locate her. :D
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