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Darrell Landrum (#47662604)
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Bio Photo 8/18/2014: I think I need to take a break from this site. For any of us who have been on this site for a while, I am sure you have noticed the same things that are causing my frustrations. Too much pettiness, too many people looking to have the most memorials and too many pop-up advertisements. Sad really as this seemed like such a great idea when I first signed on. The biggest pet peeve of all is disrespect. Keep in mind that you can attract more bees with honey than you can with vinegar...before you send me a nasty note.

I have not stopped my work on the Confederate section of Old City Cemetery. This is a labor of love and I will not stop til it is complete. If you take photos in the Confederate section to post a memorial here, please check, double check and triple check before posting. There are a lot of errors in the records and a number of the stones are incorrectly marked.

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RE: Private John Hood
Glad to help any time. I am in the upstate but travel to the Charleston area several times a year.
Added by CDKetchen on Sep 30, 2014 6:17 PM
Tina Akans Baker
RE: James Akans
Thanks for the information. That narrows it down a bit. We had heard through the years that he was buried in Lynchburg.

Thanks again, Tina
Added by Tina Akans Baker on Sep 30, 2014 6:09 AM
Away time
I am so sorry that you have driven to this point. I will miss you. You contributed so much.

I wish you the best,

Added by geds on Sep 15, 2014 9:42 AM
Harry Robey
I thank you so much for taking a picture of the area where Uncle Harry is buried. Do you have a close up of his headstone?

I appreciate the job you do,

A grateful niece,

Added by geds on Sep 15, 2014 9:38 AM
Linda Dukes
RE: Mary Liggan
you did not need to delete your memorial, I am not related, I am a history buff, but thank you anyway. Yes. I deleted my email address because people can be so mean and negative, and I just don't need that stuff in my life. Life is short, be happy, because later we all know what happens, and then... was all that negativity really necessary? :-)
Added by Linda Dukes on Sep 10, 2014 11:11 AM
Robbie Miller
RE: John Drinkard
Very interesting, I will double check with the immediate family to see if they know anything. I have been told Patra or Cleopatra is his wife, and she died in 1932 maybe that is why she is not in the obit. Would you mind emailing me pics of the other Drinkard family members in that cemetery? I would like to see if any are tied into John Letcher Drinkard.

Thanks a bunch
Added by Robbie Miller on Sep 02, 2014 7:23 PM
John Paul Neblett
Away Time
Just read that you're taking a break- I'll miss seeing your memorials.

I haven't been doing this long but I know exactly what you mean by negative feedback- I've come across some rather abrasive personalities in my short time on the site.

Sometimes it seems, as much good as we do, we can't seem to please everybody- and it's those folks that can really define an overall experience.

Other than taking the high road- there's not much we can do but grin and bear it. But I can see where a person can become easily burnt-out.

Nevertheless, I truly believe that as miserable as some people can make this hobby- the good we do and the fun we have can outweigh the bad.

Anyway, cemeteries can be lonely places. Hope you aren't gone long.

Added by John Paul Neblett on Sep 02, 2014 7:47 AM
John Paul Neblett
No Worries
No Worries- You're still Aces in my book. -JP
Added by John Paul Neblett on Sep 02, 2014 7:37 AM
RE: E Wilson
Hi Darrell,
Thanks so much for taking the time to take a picture of Corp Wilson's headstone. Guys like you are what makes FindAGrave work so well. You are much appreciated. Keep up the good work.
Added by Backwoodsman on Sep 02, 2014 4:08 AM
Kitty Cat at Old City Cemetery
Darrell, Did the kitty on your home page, find a home? How about you adopting her/him? That picture is soooo cute! I was afraid to read the caption at first. I thought the kitty might be missing its owner, who recently passed away. That would break my heart. I have a VERY CLOSE BOND with my kitties.

You seem to be a very nice person because you talk about how people on the web (and the entire world) don't respect anyone or anything anymore. It IS very sad. It's like Judge Judy says "people are NOT responsible for anything they do anymore. It's always someone else's fault" While I don't agree with everything JJ says, that statement I agree with! I'm in Northern California & just joined this site in order to talk to you. Thanks! Haha!

Where is this Old City Cemetery located? It looks old, but beautiful. I can see why the kitty wants to hang out. But he/she needs a warm home with love & food.

Thanks for your time and with helping people find their loved ones as I've been reading your site.
Added by Tammy on Aug 31, 2014 2:16 AM
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