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VDR (#47292775)
 member for 4 years, 8 months, 5 days
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Bio Photo I have now been back in Colorado for a couple of years but I am still dreaming of waterways, bridges, moss covered trees, and yes the rain. I don't know if I will ever get use to the snow but I am told we need the snow for the water levels during the summer. I am unsure of the numbers but I believe rain works better and it doesn't require a shovel.

I have been lucky enough to connect with family and friends. While in Oregon I had some great Colorado volunteers that helped me with my family's stones and have had the pleasure of meeting and working with them in Colorado and meeting new ones along the way.

I have had quite a couple of years, babies born; friends & family that have passed; reconnected with friends from high school; getting to know my granddaughter, and I have had two surgeries.

I have been working a number of cemeteries trying to help family find family and over the last three years have heard some of the saddest and happiest stories from family that were so happy I helped them locate a missing loved one. I still get surprised when someone mentions the number of memorials I have loaded or the number of photo requests I have completed. I do this for you and the numbers mean nothing. If I was somehow able to help one of you during the day find an aunt, uncle, sibling, grandparent, parent, or childhood friend it is you that has given me a reason to smile that day and continue on with what I do.

Also, I believe in transferring photos to family no matter how many generations removed. I believe the four generation rule is used for hoarders that are interested in numbers and just want to keep your family. One of my pet peeves is people taking over or starting memorials that do not know how or have any intention of maintaining the site. I feel the family belongs to the family but should be with a family member that is going to insure that links and edits are going to be taken care of in a timely manner.

I do not transfer to non family I volunteer my time for the family and that is where I want them to end up. I am impressed and grateful that there are people who take time to work on groups and any editing you require or photos you need I am your girl but NO I don't transfer to non family.
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Jelniker
RE: Photo Requests - Mt Olivet
Thank you for your reply. Of course I am very aware that photos are made by volunteers who donate their time and gas money to provide these photos and I am very grateful for it. I have volunteered to take photographs as well but as you pointed out I am new so have not as yet had the opportunity to return the favor for another member. My request for another photo of my grandparent's grave marker was in no way intended to offend you or criticize the quality of the photo you posted as the tone of your message would suggest. I sincerely apologize if that's how it was perceived. I only requested a second photo because the current photo is difficult to read and I have read messages from other members requesting another photo for the same reason.
Added by Jelniker on Jan 27, 2015 7:51 PM
Jay Lance
Photo L. Lance
Thanks for being so incredibly fast!!!! It is very much appreciated!!!
Added by Jay Lance on Jan 26, 2015 6:10 PM
Jacque Leehy-Dunning
Phyllis Porter
Thank you for your effort in trying get my photo for me. It is very much appreciated.
Added by Jacque Leehy-Dunning on Jan 25, 2015 8:10 PM
Robin
Jacob Apgar
Valerie,

Thank you for the photo of where Jacob is buried.

Your time is appreciated.
Added by Robin on Jan 25, 2015 4:02 PM
Louis Burnett
RE: Hilda Fischer
Valerie,
Yes, I would be interested in any other information you might have. Hilda is my first cousin once removed.
Thanks, Louis Burnett
Added by Louis Burnett on Jan 25, 2015 9:02 AM
Louis Burnett
Hilda Fischer
Thanks very much for providing the additional information on the cremation of Hilda Fischer in 1943. It is very useful.
Added by Louis Burnett on Jan 25, 2015 8:38 AM
Marc Kinleyside
RE: Harrower
I did notice you had added the new photo of the parents stone. It's good to see it is still in very good condition and the lettering is easier to read on your photo. Thanks. Also thanks for taking the time to have a look around to see if there were any other family buried near by. All very much appreciated.
Added by Marc Kinleyside on Jan 25, 2015 4:23 AM
Emma Sue
Throop family
Thank you so much for the time and effort your have put into recording family records. It is deeply appreciated.
Added by Emma Sue on Jan 24, 2015 8:18 PM
Valerie Timm Adams
RE: re: location of Kipley Klett grave
Valerie, you may have another project sometime. I told my cousin, who is Kipley's brother about the photo you took. He felt bad about no marker and this was the first he knew where the baby was buried. My cousin plans to have a marker placed. So I may need your services again.

Valerie A.
Added by Valerie Timm Adams on Jan 22, 2015 5:42 PM
SK Graff
Heronema
I appreciate the time and effort spent in fulfilling my photo request for Amalia & Joseph. Thank you!
Added by SK Graff on Jan 22, 2015 10:10 AM
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