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Mary Nelson (#47912823)
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Bio Photo I have been interested in cemeteries nearly all my life. I have taken many many photo's of stones in cemeteries mostly in Kentucky. I was born in Webster, Ky, Breckinridge County in 1935. Back in the day, it seemed to be a custom to have family cemeteries on your farm. Not always, but a lot of families did this. My husband and I have tramped through brush, wild rose bushes and you name it, to get to some of these cemeteries. It's always worth the trip.
The photo above, is a cake that I had made for the Keys reunion at Walnut Grove, Lodiburg, Ky in 2011. The photo on the cake is the Keys homeplace on the Rd. from Webster to Lodiburg. This is where I remember going as a child to visit my grandparents.

Dear Ancestor, Your tombstone stands among the rest, Neglected and alone, The name and date have worn off, The weathered marble stone, It reaches out to all who care, It's now too late to mourn, You did not know that I'd exist, You died---and I was born. Yet, each of us are cells of you, In flesh, in blood, in bone, Our hearts contract and beat a pulse, Entirely not our own. Dear Ancestor, the place you filled, Some hundred years ago, Spreads out among the ones you left, Who would have loved you, so I wonder how you lived and loved, I wonder if you knew, That someday I would find this place, And come to visit you.

My Granddad's Barn
It was always there, My Granddad's barn. It stood so gracious and did no harm. On the road from Webster to Lodiburg, near the R.R. tracks, Oh my, how it takes me back, my Granddad's barn. When I was very little, every year we made the trip. It was long and hot and not much fun, but it was worth the wait. I can still feel the excitement when we rounded that last curve and I could see my granddad's barn. Now I am older and I knew, my Granddad's barn would someday be gone. It's 2011 and this was the year, the year of all my fear. I went down the road and it was gone, my Granddad's barn. Oh how I miss my Granddad's barn, on the road from Webster to Lodiburg.
Written by Mary Hall Nelson September 2011
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RE: Grandmother
Funny how it's an oldies magazine & the issue seen over 3 years later! :) And still passing around...Awesome
Added by KP on May 03, 2014 4:37 PM
Saw the article on your grandmother in the 1/2011 issue of Reminisce - Awesome! :) KP
Added by KP on May 02, 2014 5:34 PM
Glenn Fleming
Jill Lynette Nelson


I thought you might like to know that I posted a headstone photo today for Jill Lynette Nelson in the Atlantic,IA. cemetery.

Best regards,

Glenn Fleming
Added by Glenn Fleming on Apr 20, 2014 6:42 PM
Julie Grabill Rasmussen
RE: Sorensen/Sornson
Thanks, Mary!
Added by Julie Grabill Rasmussen on Mar 30, 2014 5:17 PM
Julie Grabill Rasmussen
I am looking for relatives of Jens Sornson (He changed his name form the original Sorensen because there were too many of them). Jens #112843725 is buried in the Adventist Cemetery At Exira, IA. I think he must be related to Carl F. Nielsen's wife, buried nearby in the same cemetery. Do you have any information? All of what I have is on Jens' memorial for him. Thanks!
Added by Julie Grabill Rasmussen on Mar 30, 2014 1:21 PM
Diane Addington
RE: Lucille Parr Keys
Thanks Mary
Added by Diane Addington on Dec 17, 2013 7:19 AM
I transferred both names. ALways glad to help.
Added by Kari on Nov 23, 2013 9:31 AM
Don R Haynes
Sorry, I did not have William & Lucy as I stated, but you do.
Transferred Frank & Winnie Hall instead.

I am related to both Charles Anderson Graham and Elizabeth Haynes. Both show to be 1st cousins 3X removed. I am assuming your Ance & Elizabeth are the same as mine.

Don R Haynes
Added by Don R Haynes on Oct 02, 2013 3:30 PM
Don R Haynes
Wililam & Lucy Hall
Lucy West Hall 87428289
William Perrin Hall 87428339
Would you like a transfer if you are related.
I am a 2nd cousin 2X removed.

Don R Haynes
Added by Don R Haynes on Oct 02, 2013 11:18 AM
Norman Cross
Jourdan Hall
I would be glad to transfer his memorial to you. Just thinking about his father's name, William Perrin Hall. I have both Perrins and Halls in my tree, just wondering if there is a connection somewhere. Also would you know how Jourdan ended up in Missouri?
Added by Norman Cross on Oct 01, 2013 6:13 PM
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