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RCG (#47255907)
 member for 6 years, 6 months, 15 days
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Bio Photo A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared. He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to squeeze its body through the tiny hole. Then it stopped, as if it couldn't go further.

So the man decided to help the butterfly. He took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bits of cocoon. The butterfly emerged easily but it had a swollen body and shriveled wings.

The man continued to watch it, expecting that any minute the wings would enlarge and expand enough to support the body, Neither happened! In fact the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around.

It was never able to fly.

What the man in his kindness and haste did not understand: The restricting cocoon and the struggle required by the butterfly to get through the opening was a way of forcing the fluid from the body into the wings so that it would be ready for flight once that was achieved.

Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our lives. Going through life with no obstacles would cripple us. We will not be as strong as we could have been and we would never fly.

So have a nice day and struggle a little and teach well.

Author Unknown

I didn't know what to put here, I like this little story, so I thought I would share it.
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RE: Roger I. Glidden, Jr
You're very welcome!

I was lucky; Id brought a list of the photo requests, and a worker alerted the caretaker about my photo taking and the caretaker took the list and helped me find most of the people on it.

Added by Homeboss on Jun 17, 2016 6:38 PM
Barbara Wolf
RE: Pamela and Jeffrey King
You are very welcome. Barb
Added by Barbara Wolf on Dec 14, 2015 8:30 AM
RE: Moulton
Glad To help
Added by Doc on Oct 22, 2015 7:01 PM
Your photo request for Martha Cleveland-Sutton
Oxford Cemetery, Henry CO, Illinois-I am local to this cemetery and got notified of your photo request. There is already a memorial and photo for Martha. Her last name at time of death was Wilbur, not Sutton. She was married to a Robert M. Wilbur by 1850. According to the Wisconsin state marriage index on

Wisconsin, Marriages, 1820-1907
Name: Robert M Wilber
Marriage Date: 26 Aug 1847
Marriage Place: Dodge, Wisconsin, USA
Volume: 03

I added the memorial for Martha last year. #129900744.
Added by cplawson on Oct 13, 2015 5:49 AM
RE: Alfred Edson
You're welcome.

I hope the photos have helped in your research.
Added by Graceti on Oct 12, 2015 10:34 AM
Jack Parker
RE: Donald Soper
Veterans are scattered all over the cemetery from all eras. Reach out directly to the cemetery - their phone number is on the link on the cemetery page (from Find A Grave), ask them where he is. They are typically very helpful. I can't do that myself, because I'd be asking for 2,000 missing people.

Jack Parker
Added by Jack Parker on Sep 29, 2015 9:20 AM
Jeannie H
RE: Grisim, Williams
You are very welcome! I really enjoy adding pictures of the graves and then helping the family with edits to add more info
Added by Jeannie H on Sep 04, 2015 3:56 PM
Ken M
Photo Requests at Pine Hills
If you obtain the grave locations from Pine Hills, I will take photos.
Pine Hills staff are usually quite helpful.

Pine Hills Cemetery and Visitation Centre
625 Birchmount Road, Scarborough, ON M1K 1R1
Tel: 416-267-8229  Fax: 416-267-1208
(24-hour telephone answering service)

Ken M.
Added by Ken M on Sep 03, 2015 6:57 AM
Toni Helvey Schlaefli
RE: Sutton memorials
you are very welcome.. glad i could help
Added by Toni Helvey Schlaefli on Sep 01, 2015 7:24 PM
RE: Sutton - Noyes
Hi Ron,

Glad to have helped!
I am on Hughes net, but their smallest package. When the Fed. program came out to attempt to get rural Vt connected they offered what at that time was a cheaper service if you had proof you had no other option for internet.
I had considered bumping up the package but when I did a speed test for what we were paying for now it showed we were not even getting the advertised speed. So no need to bump it up.

I have also made a compromise in resolution size. When I first started Find A Grave the max size was about 3, now I think it is 8. When I did the smaller sizes I kept getting requests for higher sizes. So, I hang out at about 3-4. Seems to keep everyone happy enough.

Someday maybe technology will creep on out to rural Vermont. Or I will get sick of rural Vt and move into society.

Added by Anne on Aug 28, 2015 7:23 AM
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