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RootsLady-BYD (#48009561)
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Bio Photo Original Find-A-Grave member #46928674 [Aug 2007]

I've been a ROOTS lady for about 38 years and have always enjoyed helping others find their roots also. I transcribed the early Jasper County, Texas Marriage Records back in the 80's and donated them to the Southeast Texas Genealogical & Historical Society and was their editor for "Yellowed Pages" for a few years until family health issues stepped in the way.

My first "online" adventure was learning how to hand code html when I took the responsibility for 10 southeast Texas counties under the TXGenWeb Project and didn't have a clue about coding websites. It took some fast learning.

About 10 years ago I started hosting tombstone photos online and had about 14,000 back when hosting space was pretty expensive. After my Mom became ill and needed extensive care, my husband and I cared for her at our home for three years and I closed the hosting account during that time frame.

It's great to see the effort behind Find-A-Grave and I'm pleased to see there are so many "gravers" around the country. The "linking" system is wonderful for connecting families when properly used.

Thank God for computers, the internet & and digital cameras !! From spending hours & hours in courthouses, cemeteries & libraries to transcribing census records & visiting cemeteries in my jammies. GenLife is wonderful & rewarding.

Please leave public messages for additions, corrections, additional comments or transfer requests.

TODAY I VISITED YESTERDAY
by Pat Conner Rice

Today I visited yesterday,
And walked among the graves
Of family and friends from long ago,
Whose memory had begun to fade.
The graves were unattended,
As were my thoughts of them.
When a vision of the ages past,
Brought back my sense of kin.
The vision showed the church lawn,
On a crisp summer day.
The table spread, the food prepared,
And friends who would break bread.
All my relatives were there- Both young and old........
Grandma and I walked hand and hand,
Sharing stories never told.
We laughed and cried and shared our thoughts.
And I found the friend I thought I'd lost.
As the sun began to fade...
The church bell rang out clear.
Grandma and the others slowly disappeared...
Today I visited yesterday,
And now the memory is strong -
Of the family from which I came AND NOW BELONG...
-------------

"Nothing is ended until it is forgotten".

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K Todd Sherer
FAG and Friends
It's great how we run into so many friends here. I've seen that you are good friends with Bettie and she sends you notes. I've known her all my life as we went through school together and are still friends today. I'm in Newton and she isn't here anymore but she's not far. She maintains all our old classmates who have passed on. Feel free to ask her about me so you will know I'm not trying to make more work for you but only wanting to figure out why your not getting the connections I send. The Dickerson clan is huge in this area and there are many Gill's also. If I can help with any of the Dickerson family, I will be happy to do so. I have all the info on my family tree. I was married into that family for 12 years and have two daughters who are Dickerson's.

Karla
Added by K Todd Sherer on May 26, 2015 12:14 PM
K Todd Sherer
Gill - Dickerson
Hi,
The Gill and Dickerson family you have entered in Woods Cemetery are my ex husband's family and so they are related to my daughters. Addie and Punky Gill, Mary and Edmond C. Dickerson are their great grandparents. Also, Addie and Punky had one child who died as a baby - Betty Rae. I've tried 2 or 3 times to get her connected to them and am at a loss as to why you don't seem to receive the requests. I am familiar with your work and know you do such nice data and photos. I'm just thinking you are not receiving all the requests. Also, when you connected Everett Gill's mom, you should have also had one showing his dad. I first tried a couple of years ago and then the last week or two I send new ones. I see you connected Everett's mom and added his nickname but no father or baby. I've also sent Addie Dickerson Gill's connections to Betty Rae and her parents a couple of years ago. If you can let me know a better way or if you received them or just what I can do, I'm happy to submit the data in manner that works best for you. I appreciate all the Find A Grave work and photos you do.
thanks,
Karla Todd Sherer
toddranch2@yahoo.com
Added by K Todd Sherer on May 26, 2015 12:07 PM
Dinah808
evergreen cemetery Jasper TX
Aloha and mahalo from Hawaii...
I am grateful for the photo you posted of my father-in-laws grave (Leovia F Rodgers). Now that my mother-in-law passed in 2009, I am hoping you can provide a photo of her gravestone as well, if indeed one has been installed. Her name is Chispa M Rodgers and her ashes are interred next to her husband Leovia Rodgers.

Thank you in advance,
Dinah Rodgers


Added by Dinah808 on Apr 23, 2015 1:20 PM
Bettie
Missing You
Barbara,

Miss you on Findagrave. You were doing wonderful work on Find A Grave. Are you on Facebook?

Hope all is well with you.

Bettie
Added by Bettie on Mar 13, 2015 4:09 PM
Mary Powledge
Thomas Middleton Hooks
Dear RootsLady Byd,

I am the Great-Great Granddaughter of Thomas Middleton Hooks, whose grave you have "hosted" (is that the correct term?). I am fairly new to Ancestry.com and am over the moon about finding something out about him. Thank You so much.

Mary Engel-Powledge
Added by Mary Powledge on Oct 25, 2014 5:21 PM
BATexan
Herman E Mims
Hi Barbara it's Brenda also from the PNG class of 66. Please link a cousin of mine to his parents for me. Herman E Mims #103893452 his father is Lee M Mims #29772462 and mother is Mary Julia "Mollie" Winn #29772463. I also sent additional information on him and his wife Blanche L Mims by way of the edits tab if you can check that out for me. If you need anything else on the Mims let me know as my great grandmother was Fredonia Elizabeth Mims Dyson a sister to Lee M Mims #29772462. Thank you in advance for all the help you do for our family history.
Have a great day! Brenda
Added by BATexan on Oct 01, 2014 10:42 PM
CJ
RE: Transfer Request
Thank you so much for doing the updates.
Added by CJ on Sep 14, 2014 11:55 AM
CJ
Transfer Request
Was wondering if you would transfer the following memorial to me?

Mamie Delena Sutton 103437581

Thank you so much.

My member number is #47413512
Added by CJ on Sep 09, 2014 6:05 PM
David W Morgan
Dorothy Chambers
Thanks for the photo.

I have discovered that Dorothy and I are probably 4th cousins thru the Markham family.

It's been a long time since the USGenWeb Project. It is good to see you again.

David
Added by David W Morgan on Aug 28, 2014 10:43 AM
Bettie
RE: Betty Kaylor
Barbara,

Thank you. So happy to see you on findagrave. Bet you had lots to catch up. Thanks you too for all your hard work on findagrave. Love your photographs. Personally I like the name of the cemetery on the monument picture. I know of a lady who has been entered in the wrong cemetery and I think of her often. Tried to fix but was not successful.

Glad you are back. You have been missed.

Bettie
Added by Bettie on Jul 17, 2014 2:26 PM
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