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I am Kerry Elkins. I live in Gladstone, Missouri, with my wife Joyce. I'm retired. I have been busy on the family trees of my side (Elkins, Monroe, Stansbury, Patchin, Usher, Satterwhite, Hallum and Woody) plus my wife's Fulton, Pence, & Braidwood trees. I grew up in Neodesha, Kansas and have many of the funeral home burial records.|
STRANGERS IN A BOX
Come, look with me inside this drawer,
In this box I've often seen,
At the pictures, black and white
Faces proud, still, serene.
I wish I knew the people
These strangers in the box,
Their names and all their memories
are lost among my socks.
I wonder what their lives were like,
How did they spend their days?
What about their special times?
I'll never know their ways.
If only someone had taken time
To tell who, what, where or when,
These faces of my heritage would
come to life again.
Could this become the fate
Of pictures we take today?
The faces and memories
Someday to be passed away?
Make time to save your stories.
Seize the opportunity when it knocks,
Or someday you and yours could be
The strangers in the box.
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|Sue Henry||Arena Rehberg/Bennington Cemetery|
Mr. Elkins, I just saw the beautiful photo you added to Mrs. Rehberg's memorial. She was beautiful. I would like to transfer Mrs. Rehbergs memorial to your care, if you would like to manage it. Please let me know ! Sue
|LWB516||RE: Memorial Photos|
Your welcome and thank you. I have been working on the Neodesha cemetery trying to put a photo on every grave that dose not have one. I just do it when my time and health allows me.
Added by LWB516 on Sep 25, 2015 2:53 PM
|Walter Schley||RE: Elkins burials in Saylor Cemetery|
Thank you for your nice comments. I just hoped that I could have found them for you.
|Holly Pinkley||James Fanning mem picture|
Hello, I am James Fanning's gggrdaughter by Ida Elizabeth who married William H Pinkley.
The picture you have posted in his memorial, who are they? Do you have a time and location for this picture? I have copy in family album that says he is man on right holding toddler. If this is true, the dateline doesn't fit.
Please help to solve this riddle.
Thank you ever so much!
Holleen Pinkley daughter of
Herbert son of Earl , son of William!
|Mary Jane Pence Casey||Pence Family|
Hello Kerry. I just found your message on my Daddy's memorial site. You mentioned your wife's Pence family. My Daddy was Esse Jack Pence. My name is Mary Jane Pence Casey. Just wondering how your wife is related to my Daddy. Always wanting to learn about family. My e-mail address is
firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you. Mary Jane
|Rain Brings Rainbows||Strangers in the Box|
As soon as I saw the words, I understood where it would go! It is a common experience many of us share...Thank you for including. I will be including it in the history of my grandparents. The anonymous should have included a name! So nicely done!! Thank you for sharing...
|Peggy Godown||Nora B Johnson's husband|
Thank you for your dedication to finding and preserving family records.
Nora B Johnson was married to my paternal great grandfather's brother, Alonzo Delos Patchin (A D Patchin) who was married a few times. One of his wives was Nora B Johnson.
I, too, have had no success in finding his burial place.
Thank you, again, and please keep up your great work.
Peggy Godown Schmidt
PS Who are the two other people in the photo with Nora?
|T. Cox||RE: Frank Callaway Elkins|
I'll be in touch soon
Added by T. Cox on Apr 10, 2015 11:47 PM
|T. Cox||"Frank" Callaway Elkins|
Hello from your cousin in Texas ...
I have questions (dozens of them in fact) about "Frank" Callaway Elkins and his Kansas family...
Would you be so kind as to honor me with a conversation on this interesting most wing of our common family.
Added by T. Cox on Apr 10, 2015 4:18 PM
|Julia McCormack||You're so WONDERFUL!|
Thank you so much! For years I've tried to prove my grandmother was the daughter of Lida B. Cowgill and Wm. Dallam Lee.
I don't know what else to say except "THANK YOU" again.
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