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Cathy Alton (#47889869)
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Bio Photo Don't forget the words "Thank you".
They go a LONG way!
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Did you know? When you put in an edit and someone ignores it, the memorial will automatically edit itself in 21 days. The only way it won't is if the person declines it.
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THE PERFECT GRAVESTONE PICTURE

1) PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE NO dates or your name through the pictures. This is REALLY tacky!
They look awful and are SO unnecessary!! This is about them, not us.

2) No chopped off around the sides. There should be 'outdoors' around all 4 sides. I want to see what the stone looks like! Some stone pics were chopped to just show the name & date.
This looks awful, get the whole stone in the picture!

3) If there's a tall stone with the info on the side, take a picture of the whole stone and then a picture of the writing.

Example:
Lloyd Smith

4) The stone picture looks best if it's taken in front of the stone, not at an angle. A trick I use to keep my reflection off the stone: I stand behind another stone and use the zoom on the camera.

5) No 'postage stamp' sized pictures. Set your
camera to take regular sized pictures.

Let's honor our dead as best as we can by taking beautiful pictures. These pictures will most likely be the only ones on the internet for generations to come!
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Ned
RE: Walter and Dorothy Scott
I was unable to find a connection between your two Walter Scotts in Lots 203 and 188, and the third Walter Scott (1918-1978) in Lot 146. Other than that, we had a nice sunny day for photographing.

Added by Ned on Sep 03, 2015 4:56 AM
scotdeerie
RE: Your dog
Thank you! That's Wullie my Scottish Deerhound and my best cemeterey buddy. :)
Added by scotdeerie on Sep 02, 2015 5:04 PM
Ned
RE: Walter and Dorothy Scott
No problem. I had some other clean-up things to do at Riverdale as well, so Walter MD & Dorothy were on my to-do list for my next trip to Niagara (which just happened Monday).

Did you know Dorothy was DAR?

By the way, I also ran across Glenn, Ethel, and another Walter Scott in Lot 146. Check out the new photos in your Find A Grave Memorial# 141418736.
Added by Ned on Sep 02, 2015 2:26 AM
Lisa F.
Leibrock/Drentlau
Hi. I have several other photos taken of the grave earlier this year, including close-ups of the names. If you would like, send me your e-mail address and I will send them. The stone is hard to read. The inscriptions:

Helena Leibrock
geb. 12 Aug. 1846
gest. 28 Oct. 1925

Helen Drentlau
1876-1962

Dorothy M. Staehler
1915-1990

George J. Staehler
1910-1991

Louis Leibrock
geb. 25 Dec. 1833 (or 1838?)
gest. 6 April 1906

Louis is the only one inscribed in the right half of the stone.
Added by Lisa F. on Sep 01, 2015 6:37 PM
Jim Grybowski
RE: Marion Miner
You're welcome!
Added by Jim Grybowski on Sep 01, 2015 5:41 AM
Dona Horine
OSH Memorial
Cathy, Phyllis has clarified for me where the item is that I need to photograph and so probably I can get to OSH sooner than she, as I do live in Salem.
Added by Dona Horine on Aug 30, 2015 12:01 AM
Phyllis (Porter) Zegers
RE: John Alton at Oregon State Hosp
Yes, the metal name plates are easily accessible by the public. I was just having a discussion via email a few minutes ago with someone named Dona who works for a state senator. I think she is trying to figure out how to get a photo for you even tho she did not use any names. Does this sound like someone you’ve been in contact with? She was asking about taking pictures of “urns” and I explained the difference between the urns, metal name plates, and the copper cans. The cans and ceramic urns can’t be individually photographed by the public, but anyone who visits the memorial and knows the death year can get a picture of the metal circle. Hopefully now she will be able to get that picture. If not, I might be able to get it before they pull his urn from the wall. When you receive his ashes they typically send the metal circle, too.

Phyllis
Added by Phyllis (Porter) Zegers on Aug 28, 2015 6:34 PM
Dona Horine
another photo
Cathy, I would suggest that you contact the person who took the photo for 66064272 and ask where and how she was able to obtain it. OSH admin advises that no one is allowed inside of the Memorial and they have no staff available to find and photograph the urn for you. The only way that happens is if a relative wants to claim and pay for retrieving the cremains, as far as I can find out. Dona
Added by Dona Horine on Aug 28, 2015 4:44 PM
SJ
RE: Bouck
Well, still trying to figure some out. I know my great grandmother Sarah and Henry (top right). I suppose that is her mother and father in front seated. Still researching all the old documents my mother has.
Added by SJ on May 18, 2015 9:28 AM
 

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