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Melissa Burney Merkler (#47198507)
 member for 4 years, 9 months, 1 day
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Bio Photo Don't judge me because I like to stroll through cemeteries and marvel at the beauty and mystique of old tombstones. Have you ever actually stopped and look around to see the art and effort put into an old gravesite? In my opinion it's breathtaking. Before modern machinery tombstones were handmade and took many hours to complete. Each one carved and chiseled to the correct size, shape, and detail. Today, tombstones are made on a press, engraved, polished and ensured to last for centuries to come. Finding a hundred year old tombstone still legible is a cemetery lover's dream! I find myself brushing my fingertips across names of people I don't know wishing their souls an eternity of peace and thanking them for allowing me to appreciate their resting place. Follow me as I adventure into the unknown cemeteries along my travels and at home.
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 Website: www.onlocationwithmelissa...
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Anita R. Austill
RE: Floeva Withrow
Thank You, but I do not want to maintain her memorial. I have been photographing the Rose Hill Cemetery and in doing so when I find I can update memorial or add obits to them I do.
Added by Anita R. Austill on Feb 08, 2014 6:50 AM
Anita R. Austill
On his memorial you had a note that if anyone could read the death date to email you.
Added by Anita R. Austill on Jan 21, 2014 5:03 PM
Anita R. Austill
Charles M Withrow
I photographed the Cherry Hill Cemetery this past week. I to had trouble reading the death date on this memorial. I saw you bio and looked in the Muhlenberg Co Cemetery Book Vol 1 page 91 and see they read it May 21 1971 as Oct 16, 1925.
Added by Anita R. Austill on Dec 16, 2013 3:40 PM
Roland R. Wilkinson
Charles Meridith Withrow Stone
I believe that it is as follows:

Jan. 19, 1923 Muhlenberg Co. Kentucky
October 16, 1925 Muhlenberg Co. Kentucky.


Roland R. Wilkinson
Added by Roland R. Wilkinson on Apr 05, 2012 2:36 AM
Vicki Rush
RE: Irony...
It's so weird. I was just out for a drive after a rough day and had my camera with me. Such a pretty church...decided to get out and take photos. Great minds think alike!
Added by Vicki Rush on Oct 24, 2011 7:17 PM
I got the picture you requested for Ernest Donner in L.I.N.C. I also added a picture to the memorial for Ruth.
Have a good one...
Added by GLENN on Jun 16, 2011 7:17 PM
Cindy Rodgers
RE: John A Foster
You have given me a very special Christmas "present". This will be a valuable addition to my research. I have only been at this since about August - so I have a lot to learn and a tremendous amount of info to hunt for!!!

Could you let me know what other Foster's you upload so I can add them to my ever growing stacks and stacks of paper!!!

Thanks again!!!! Happy Holidays!!!!! :)
Added by Cindy Rodgers on Dec 21, 2009 10:23 AM
Cindy Rodgers
Moses Pacolt Foster, Jones Foster, and Capt William H Foster
Thank you, thank you, thank you. Again thanks for braving the cold weather around this busy holiday season. This is a wonderful "present".
Added by Cindy Rodgers on Dec 21, 2009 10:14 AM
Evelyn Pipkin
Alverson Baptist Cemetery
Melissa, thank you so much for getting the picture of Nodine tombstones. The snow looks so pretty. You are quite an adventurer. I enjoyed looking at your website, also.

Evelyn in Oklahoma
Added by Evelyn Pipkin on Dec 21, 2009 6:09 AM
Cindy Rodgers
John A Foster
Thank you so much for the photo. From the picture not only did you brave cold, wintery weather but you also did it during the busy holiday season. Again Thank You!! Happy Holidays!!
Added by Cindy Rodgers on Dec 20, 2009 6:05 PM
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