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**************************** Like so many other members, I began life on findagrave hoping to trace the surnames of family members. And again, like so my other members, once that process began - I caught the bug to help others find their families and, in turn, "pay it forward".
Who knew that it would be such fun to take road trips to cemeteries, although I must confess to having had a passion for photographing old stones and interesting architectural elements my entire life. Just ask my Dad -- an amazing man despite an inordinate impatience for a daughter, her zoom lens, and the close-up shot of a flea's ear!
Regarding memorials: I welcome any and all suggestions and will gladly transfer to immediate family members (see Findagrave guidelines). If you are not an immediate family member, please e-mail me to discuss -- there's always room for exceptions. Photo requests, translations, links to other memorials, bios, census data, etc. are encouraged. However, I would prefer not to add obituary information - unless at the specific request of a direct family member, for the sake of protecting the names and privacy of the living.
Comments? Please feel free to leave them here - but remember what mama said ... "If you can't say nuthin' nice, don't say nuthin' at all!"
Until our paths cross,
Chris Davis Houston, Texas -- or wherever the little red car takes me!