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Spaceman Spiff (#46783007)
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(Will be spending part of the summer in southwestern Maine).

Happy to photograph at any cemetery in the Tampa Bay, FL area! (or in the Lakes Region of SW Maine).

Born in Dover, DE, (to parents from NJ & WV), I lived in southern CA until age 12, & then in Raton, (a small town in N.E. New Mexico), which I consider my home town. I attended NM State Univ for 4 years (with a 1-yr exchange to Oregon State Univ), but did not complete a degree at that time, & later moved back to southern CA, settling in the Orange County area. After 10 yrs in the O.C., I moved to St. Petersburg, FL (Tampa Bay area) in 1990, & have been here ever since.

I have avidly worked on my family's genealogy since the age of 15 ... 40 years this summer!

I am a member (and former chapter registrar) of the SAR (Sons of the American Revolution) with 7 qualifying ancestors submitted (more to come!), a member of the SUVCW (Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War) with 10 qualifying ancestors or brothers of ancestors (more to come!), a member of the SVR (Sons of Veterans Reserve (affiliated with the SUVCW), a member of the S&DUSCT (Sons & Daughters of U.S. Colored Troops), a member of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Indians of New Jersey, and an associate member of the Lenape Indian Tribe of Delaware.

I'm very proud that every single branch of my ancestry has been in America since at least pre-Revolutionary times.

Having taken numerous college courses over the years, I finally bit the bullet & enrolled in a program in 2003 to complete my degree, & graduated from Eckerd College (a local, private, liberal arts college) in May 2005 with a B.A. in Creative Writing.

Besides genealogy & writing, my other interests include: clock collecting, books, movies, photography, the Civil War, the space program, many types of music, & visiting cemeteries!

Thanks to the creators of this site for doing such a great job!

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Marc Irish
Thanks so much for posting the photo of Andrew Douglass headstone.

Marc Irish
Added by Marc Irish on Jul 25, 2014 8:33 AM
Mary Harmon
Thank you for the heads up on the error on Mary's husband's middle initial! I must have fat fingered that one...either that or it was very late when I entered it. Hard to tell! Glad you were on your toes! :)
Added by Laura on Jul 23, 2014 8:40 PM
Ralph Gowen
Wentworth headstones
Thank you for trying to locate their headstones. Sometimes it's a wild goose chase, but I do appreciate the effort.

Ralph Gowen
Added by Ralph Gowen on Jul 18, 2014 10:12 PM
Donald Miller
I did not add the number and not I can not recall the listing I was working on.
forgive me
Added by Donald Miller on Jul 15, 2014 9:32 AM
Donald Miller
Adding Photos
Thank you for adding to Findagrave.
However it would be a great help when adding photos to note the BOX Type of Photo and click on that to select Grave, Person, Family, or Other for this sets the order in which the photos show on the site
Again thank you for adding to the memories.
Added by Donald Miller on Jul 10, 2014 9:45 AM
RE: Edna Kennedy
Hello John,
You are very welcome, glad I was able to help.

Added by Johnny on Jun 29, 2014 10:01 PM
Edna Kennedy
I have completed the transfer you requested. Good luck on all your searches and keep up the excellent work you do within the Find a Grave community. It is appreciated. God bless.

Added by Johnny on Jun 29, 2014 9:25 PM
Bob McLellan
Thank you very much for taking the photo of Mary Ashby.
Added by Bob McLellan on Jun 27, 2014 11:01 AM
Joyce Tinsley
RE: Okie B. (Millarn or Maggard) Snyder
Albert Lester Milliron, her step-father, memorial 75963925; Emmett Maggard, her brother, memorial 80529818; Helen Fay Barnes, her 1/2 sister, memorial 112546728.
Her father is Sam Maggard 71881502.
Her mother is Mary Killen Maggard Milliron 131752253.
Added by Joyce Tinsley on Jun 25, 2014 8:10 AM
Vero DiSpirito
RE: Robert Lynn (cenotaph) Hodson - memorial # 109618163
Howdy, Spaceman Spiff!

I did check my email shortly after your message on my wall.

Thank you!

I'm still pondering how to best approach this situation when I run across it myself at Bay Pines as I do quite a bit of photographing out there.

I appreciate the advice though. It gives me a better idea on how to handle things.

Listen, we seem to run in similar circles as far as where the work with Find a Grave takes us. I think it'd be great if we could meet over a lunch, or something one of these weekends if you'd be up for it.

You seem like a great guy and I appreciate the work you do; specifically where Veterans are concerned. I'm a Veteran myself, so this is something close to my heart.

Well, anyway...something for you to consider. If you'd like, send me an email or message.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Vero DiSpirito

Added by Vero DiSpirito on Jun 24, 2014 3:04 PM
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