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Miranda (#46845672)
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Bio Photo I'm Miranda, and I love genealogy. I find information all the time and when I do, I enter it.

I live in Carroll County Georgia, I am from Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.

The family surnames I am most interested in are:

Anderson (Huntingdon County, Pa)
Best (Clearfield County, Pa)
Gerhold (Franklin County, Pa)
Gerholt (Huntington County, Pa)
Martz (Lycoming County & Columbia County, Pa)
Sponenberg/Sponenburg (Columbia County, Pa)
Stroble (Lycoming County, Pa)
Welch (Clearfield County, Pa)

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Nathan Thomas Taylor
Robert Lee Sharpe
Hi, Miranda. While doing research for my website, called Make Fun Of Life!, I found the following information regarding Robert Lee Sharpe (Find A Grave Memorial Number 66915574) which may interest you.
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A Bag of Tools

Isn’t it strange
That princes and kings,
And clowns that caper
In sawdust rings,
And common people
Like you and me
Are builders for eternity?

Each is given a bag of tools,
A shapeless mass,
A book of rules;
And each must make -
Ere life is flown -
A stumbling block
Or a steppingstone.

-R. L. Sharpe
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Makers of Eternity

Isn’t it strange, that princes and kings
and clowns that frolic in circus rings,
and ordinary folk like you and me
are makers of eternity.

For each is given a bag of tools,
An hourglass, and a book of rules;
And each shall have built when his hour has flown,
a stumbling block or a stepping stone.

One step upon another and the longest walk is ended,
one stitch upon another and the longest rent is mended,
so never be discouraged by the things you have to do,
and think that such a mighty task you never shall get through;

Just endeavor day by day,
another point to gain,
and soon the mountain that you feared
will have become a plain.

-R. L. Sharpe
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Robert Lee Sharpe was born on 14 August 1872 in Georgia, United States of America. For several years he worked with his father, Edwin R. Sharp, who owned the “Carrollton Free Press” newspaper as well as a printing shop in Carrollton. Following in his father’s footsteps, Robert Lee Sharpe was the owner of Sharpe’s Modern Printing Plant in Carrollton. There is a story behind why Carrollton became known as the ‘City of Smiles’ - Robert Lee Sharpe published a book every year called “Smiles,” in which he printed pictures of every person that he could get to smile. In the 1920’s and 1930’s, he traveled extensively as a freelance writer for magazines. He is known by many as the author of the poem “A Bag of Tools.” Robert Lee Sharpe died on 19 April 1951 and rests in the Carrollton City Cemetery, Carroll County, Georgia, United States of America.

Robert Lee Sharpe once told the following story: “One spring day when I was just a kid, my father called me to go with him to Trussell’s blacksmith shop. He had left a rake and a hoe to be repaired. And there they were ready, fixed like new. Father handed over a silver dollar for the repairing. But Mr. Trussell refused to take it. ‘No,’ he said, ‘there’s no charge for that little job.’ But father insisted that he take payment. ‘If I live to be a thousand years,’ said Sharpe, ‘I’ll never forget that old blacksmith’s reply.’ ‘Sid,’ he said to my father, ‘can’t you let an old man do something now and then - just to stretch his soul?’ It’s the old law. The giver receives more than the receiver gets. Bread cast upon the waters comes back a thousand-fold. One who stretches his soul into deeds of love and kindness, unfailingly reaps a just reward.”
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Please feel free to use the above information on your Find A Grave online memorial for Robert Lee Sharpe. If you would like to see how it appears on Make Fun Of Life!, please type the following into your web browser or search engine: www.MakeFunOfLife.weebly.com (Please note that you cannot reach the address by directly linking to it from this page on the Find A Grave Website, but that you will need to open a new tab and go from there; someday when I have the money to pay for full publication of my website, I will be able to use direct links.) On Make Fun Of Life!, click on ‘Inspiration and Motivation’ on the menu bar, and scroll down the screen until you come to ‘A Bag of Tools and Makers of Eternity.’

-Nathan
Added by Nathan Thomas Taylor on Dec 21, 2014 5:41 AM
Christina
Bubb
Hi Miranda,

Please delete the previous message that is blank. I hit the wrong button! lol

I just wanted to say thank you very much for making the changes to the Bubb family for me. I appreciate your time.
Added by Christina on Dec 20, 2014 3:15 PM
Carl Catherman
Musser & Hassenplug
Miranda, thank you very much for updating the two memorials. I appreciate your quick response.
Added by Carl Catherman on Dec 08, 2014 10:02 AM
Sandra Kepple Welch
RE: James Holt/ Oak Hill Cemetery
I'm not sure what question I ask you about James Holt at Oak Hill. He is actually buried at Hillcrest with his parents and and one sister and two brothers, their names are inscribed on one family stone, no individual headstones.
Best Regards
Sandra Kepple Welch
Added by Sandra Kepple Welch on Nov 28, 2014 1:28 PM
Barbara Campbell
Russell E. Campbell
Thank you for your reply.Barbara
Added by Barbara Campbell on Nov 24, 2014 6:10 PM
Candace Harris
Headstone
Hi Miranda,
You very nicely filled a photo request for Mary M Williamson Smith, Find A Grave Memorial# 22320169 for me awhile back. Unfortunately, it seems that this is not the correct one. Another person has posted another one that matches the dates I had. I was wondering if you could please remove the one you posted.
Thank you,
Candace
Added by Candace Harris on Nov 24, 2014 3:13 AM
Barbara Campbell
Russell E. Campbell
Hi Miranda thank you for this info. I thought you had a photo here of Uncle Russell in his Army uniform? I can't find it and wondered if you could re post it. thanks for all the great work.Barbara
Added by Barbara Campbell on Nov 22, 2014 5:28 PM
Connie Meeks Duffey
pic req
thanks for your help...

Together we can get the whole place done :)

C
Added by Connie Meeks Duffey on Nov 14, 2014 1:21 PM
Sandra Kepple Welch
James Holt/ Oak Hill Cemetery
You have posted a death certificate on James Holts memorial page,since I already have that information in my tree I would like to remove it, but don't know how, could you possibly remove it please. I don't want to upset you, I'm sure you posted it in good faith, but I don't think its appropriate to post a death certificate on a memorial, that's just me, other people do it I know but I would really like you to remove it if you can.
Best Regards
Sandra Kepple Welch
Added by Sandra Kepple Welch on Nov 11, 2014 6:08 PM
Connie Meeks Duffey
Community Cemetery, Villa Rica
I took pics of veterans graves today...

if you will request photo, I will upload for
Veteran's Day...

Claude Bailey
James F. Bailey
Robert Dobbs
Henry E. Evans
John J. Hayes
James Kimes
Roosevelt Leigh
Doyle F. McCain
Marcus Garvey Marchman
Willard E. Nalls, Sr.
Lucious Plant
Van H. Sinkfield
Roy Veal
willis Wilson
William Dean Veal


Added by Connie Meeks Duffey on Nov 11, 2014 3:09 PM
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