I want to say "hello" to everyone that takes the time to sit and do this for the one's that walked this earth with us and before us.. I think it is a wonderful way to spend my time to respect those in my family tree, and others. I can't think of a better tribute to a loved one..thank goodness for this site ! ------
I wanted to touch on a subject I have been hearing volunteers complaining about lately; and I want to voice my opinion on this issue.. I am a Volunteer.. if I go out and take a gravestone photo for someone else and put it on this site; then I consider that picture to be a gift.. just like my time, gas, and energy to go do it is a gift. If the requester of the photo wants to add that picture on their family trees, that's ok with me; as far as I am concerned; that picture does not belong to me; it was a gift.. use it anyway you want to; I don't care; if you want to give Findagrave.com or me credit; that's nice and respectful to do. The bottom line is that I consider this as my time of doing the Lord's work.. and I give it and the photo's freely.. Gail
Michael Jeffrey Peterson, 146788 Thank you for leaving flowers on Michael Jeffrey Peterson, 146788 in West Point. I always feel happier when I see your smiling face. On the West Point inventory, I went from 749 and 71%, to 861 and 95% photographed. Well worth the effort.
RE: Robert Julius Diebold, 146846 I don't think that the photo was stolen, just getting replaced. Most of these stone companies have a guarantee with a replacement policy. I was just so proud that YOU took the initiative to shoot a portrait.
In my virtual cemeteries, I have a file called "photo inserts", and I have about 40 of these portrait shots. I am wrapping up a full inventory of Lindquist cemetery on Washington Blvd in Ogden. Then I'm going to do a re-inventory of West Point. It's only 71% photographed. Gotta do something to git away from my wife! LOL C U in the Graveyard!
Robert Julius Diebold, 146846 Gee, It's good that you did post the photo insert for Robert. I shot the stone today, and its gone. Probably getting replaced. Look at the stone now how punished it looks. I did sweep the stone. Email a response and I'll delete my stone.
Leoli Leah Enterline Gerger Hi! I saw your message about your relative Leah -- she was the younger sister of my great-grandmother Rachel E. Enterline Bryan (1851-1930)
I guess that makes Leah my great-great aunt? and trying to figure out our relationship makes my head hurt a little ! :-)
I don't have a lot of information about the Enterlines -- I've learned more tonight than I've ever known. I do know more about Rachel and her family --in a nutshell she raised 7 children, my grandmother was her youngest, born when Rachel was in her 40s. Rachel and Daniel left PENN in 1872 with his parents -- Jacob and Elizabeth Bryan and moved to Cerro Gordo Il...they then moved to Iowa in 1881. Rachel and Daniel ended up on a farm in Western Iowa in Crawford Co. That's where I was born and raised too. Rachel and Daniel are buried in OakHill Cemetery in Denison, Crawford, CO. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1924. She died in 1930.