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Oh look, a chicken! (#46868335)
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Bio Photo Hi! Please take a moment to stop by and visit my Dad, he died June 13, 2013 and I miss him terribly.

Thank you so much to everyone who leaves flowers for Dad! It means a lot to me to know he's remembered.

New Memorial
My Uncle Denny died this morning, Jan 6, 2015.

If you have a few moments, stop on by to visit some of my family, they're all very dear to me!

Grandma and Grandpa Gantley, I can't believe they've been gone so long. Aunt Eileen, too, who was total awesomesauce. Jeff was married to my cousin, he was always a lot of fun and we were shocked when he left us so suddenly.

Sissy was my sweetheart's sister, she left them far too soon. He and his mom speak of Sissy so often it's like I knew her, and she's sorely missed. His Grandpa Evans is a frequent visitor in family conversation, too. Aunt Lil, who died in March 2013, asked to be added to Findagrave, the whole story is on her memorial :)

Q & Ra are my birds, I miss them screeching to greet me when I get home and the joy of their company.

The Black Turken is the bird in my profile picture

I've always enjoyed looking for graves and hunting for cemeteries. This has also extended to peoples' virtual cemeteries, I go through a lot of them. It's always interesting, like those in the real world. (I should also mention I love reading peoples screen names, too, some are so cute, clever, or otherwise interesting!)

I've visited most of the graves I've listed here and but I AM NOT related to most of them, if you want to edit/add a bio. on anyone I've listed please contact me and I will be happy to do so. I'd also be happy to transfer memorial ownership.

I wish that all the memorials on here had a bit of a bio, an obit, a note from family or a scrap from a newspaper. So that you, the reader, could have even a tiny glimpse into the life that is gone. Same with family links, it makes me sad so many memorials have no links, no bios, no flowers. I have been working at finding out anything I can for everyone I've added, but so many of these people are simply a mystery.
A while ago someone asked me why I do this, why do I spend time in cemeteries, taking pictures of graves, researching families that aren't my own, adding them here, linking and transferring, talking to people and finding out more. Ask me every day and I imagine I'd have a different answer every one, but in the end it boils down to love. I love what I do, and I love my family, and know that everyone was once loved, loved others, and just because they have died doesn't mean that they don't deserve the love of the living, even if it isn't a relative or friend.

Sites that are a huge wealth of information!

Death is beautiful when seen to be a law, and not an accident - It is as common as life.
~Henry David Thoreau

Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.

O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
~1 Corinthians 15:55

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
~ John 15:13

Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men.

"Mayst thou rest soundly and quietly, and may the light turf lie easy on thy bones."
~Albius Tibullus

"My heart has joined the Thousand, for my friend stopped running today."
~Richard Adams, Watership Down

It seemed to Hazel that he would not be needing his body any more, so he left it lying on the edge of the ditch, but stopped for a moment to watch his rabbits and to try to get used to the extraordinary feeling that strength and speed were flowing inexhaustibly out of him into their sleek young bodies and healthy senses. "You needn't worry about them," said his companion. "They'll be all right--and thousands like them. If you'll come along, I'll show you what I mean." He reached the top of the bank in a single, powerful leap. Hazel followed; and together they slipped away, running easily down through the wood, where the first primroses were beginning to bloom.
~Watership Down, Richard Adams
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Thank you for the advice on adding a short clip. Also thanks for visiting moms memorial. I'm still in a state of shock....
Added by RAP on Mar 23, 2015 4:29 PM
That you for visiting Draggins memorial and leaving the token lion. I loved it. Draggin was such a good cat....deeply missed.
Added by RAP on Mar 22, 2015 8:46 AM
Benjamin Cooley and Reva Califf Cooley
Mary Audre Carr Cooley Mmemorial
Thank you for transfering this memorial to me.
Benjamin Cooley
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Added by Benjamin Cooley and Reva ... on Mar 18, 2015 12:42 PM
Donald Wilcox
Halbert J. (Tom) Mulvana Mem. # 26688486
If you are willing, would you please send me your email address, I come across obits relating to some of your memorials, and would like to provide them to you.

Thanks. Don
Added by Donald Wilcox on Mar 17, 2015 9:48 AM
abby major
James Egan
Hi, James Egan is the father of Susan Ann Egan Stratton. Susan was married to Robert W. Stratton who died in 2002 and is buried in St. Mary's Cemetery in Fulton, NY. James was married to Helen D. Egan. Hope this helps. Abby.
Added by abby major on Mar 16, 2015 2:21 PM
Ida Nunley
129901991 Mary Orvis incorrect headstone
Hello, Thank you so much for your generous , professional, and caring contributions. Being so far away in Arizona it seems impossible to visit and linger in the cemeteries with ancestors. The headstone for Mary Orvis is for 3 Revolutionary War soldiers in the Primitive cemetery Mexico, Oswego, New York. I was hoping you might have the correct headstone as your dates are correct. Like her maternal grandmother Patty Savage who died at 21, Mary died too young. Records state that Mary Orvis and her baby sister Fanny Orvis, died age 1 on 16 Sep 1853, were buried near their grandmother Patty Savage Orvis. I was so hoping they might share a headstone or be in close proximity. In your work in the cemetery have you encountered the missing infant? Thank you for all you have done.sincerely, Ida
Added by Ida Nunley on Mar 15, 2015 11:01 AM
RE: Your avatar!
Thanks The bird in the photo is not mine. But we do have one. She is rotten and spoiled! We also have a chicken that has made its home in our driveway flowerbed. Not sure where she came from but we feed her and make sure she has fresh water etc.
Best Wishes, Heather
Added by Heather on Mar 12, 2015 2:17 PM
EmilyAnn Frances May
Belated Condolences on the loss...
of your Uncle Denny. Thank you for your visits to my memorials. I've visited your Uncle, Grandparents and your beloved birds.
Added by EmilyAnn Frances May on Mar 12, 2015 6:54 AM
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Thank you so much for recording Pulaski and Richland, New York graves! You have helped my research immensely.
Added by Rootie on Mar 10, 2015 10:16 AM
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When you can please leave flowers for these people. Sports announcers Andy Hardy 143356805 Guy Bagli 23157775 horror movie host Ernest Bennick 32027239 and restaurant owner Manuel Berio 15367181 he advertised for many years on channel 13 Thank You
Added by Florida Boy 64 on Mar 07, 2015 11:45 PM
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