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goose (#47534920)
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Bio Photo AKA ~ Carol

Life is lived forward, but understood backward

~~~~~ The Dash ~~~~~
I read of a reverend who stood to speak at the funeral of his friend. He referred to the dates on her tombstone from the the end.

He noted that first came the date of her birth and spoke of the following date with tears, but he said what mattered most of all was the dash between those years.

For that dash represents all the time that she spent alive on earth…and now only those who loved her know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not, how much we own; the cars…the house…the cash. What matters is how we live and love and how we spend our dash.

So think about this long and hard… are there things you'd like to change? For you never know how much time is left. (You could be at "dash mid-range.")

If we could just slow down enough to consider what's true and real, and always try to understand the way other people feel.

And be less quick to anger, and show appreciation more and love the people in our lives like we've never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect, and more often wear a smile… remembering that this special dash might only last a little while.

So, when your eulogy's being read with your life's actions to rehash...would you be proud of the things they say about how you spent your dash?
..... by Linda Ellis

..**.. ღ While researching our family I used the find a grave site and found it to be a valuable tool. I feel that LINKING the family on that site to be important in finding other members of the family. We felt the need to help others in their search for family.

Putting a photo, a document, a bit of history of the person and the grave stone on the memorial is a complete picture for us to enjoy. Thank you for everyone who helps to complete this task. Your work is an enormous gift.

If you have a photo request for a large cemetery, it is always best to give the volunteer a plot number and or location in the cemetery. I will do what I can, it is a great hobby. Please be kind to those who are willing to volunteer to help. The words "Please and thank you" are always welcomed.

Edits, suggestions and corrections are always welcomed and done ASAP, through the edit tab on the memorial.

I walk the cemeteries to photo when I can. I add what I find for all the memorials I have set up, hoping this will help others find their family.

I have been a genealogy buff for over 40 years. After learning my maternal parents and great grandparents came here to make a better life, I actively researched to find all the connections. My husband and I were fortunate enough to visit their homeland in St. Cecile/Fontenoille Belgium in 2012 where we met more family.

One of the most important things is our life is to give our children roots to grow and wings to fly.

Our genealogy families include:
Church ~ Warren ~ Strange ~ Burt ~ Weber ~ Jenkins ~ Bailey

Also: Champluvier ~ Protin ~ Charron ~ LaFountain/Fountain ~ Ledoux/Sweet ~ Shover/Chauvin ~ Tetreault/Tatro and variations of.

I have interest in several surnames: Crapo, Spooner, Westgate, Demoranville, Rounseville, Chace/Chase, Clark, Gifford, Cummings, Ashley among others.

Life is about the people you meet and the things you create with them so go out and start creating! .... ღ

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Bonnie Miley
Carol, I kept seeing goose and finally read your bio...I am a Shover by birth with direct lineage to Chauvin/Stebenne, and had heard many stories about how the name had changed. How are you connected? Is it direct?
Added by Bonnie Miley on Apr 16, 2014 4:42 PM
George D Manchester
Hi Carol,

Thanks so much for my uncle's gravestone photo! Your time is so appreciated!

Added by KC on Apr 13, 2014 9:48 PM
RE: Amy and Benjamin Anthony
Thanks for the pictures. Would it be possible for you to put the picture you took on Hannah Kirby Anthonys Find A Grave Memorial# 34448801. I would appreciate your effort. I inheirted these memorials from my cousin and am trying to add info to them. I have contacted the lady who has the duplicate Hannah Anthony.
Rusty (#48125881)
Added by Rusty on Apr 10, 2014 6:46 AM
Spirit Baker
Abby Bisbee
Ah yes, I remember this cemetery. My cousin told me abt his grandpa being buried in Acushnet and if I could find him. What a search it became and then aft questioning a town cemetery overseer I found this private cemetery. For whatever reason Sherman Family had all the headstones except for one removed 2 years ago. I searched for the surviving Sherman, who lives in Acushnet bef the stones were removed because he held the burial record book but could never find him. I haven't stopped and looked but I think the remaining stone is his grandfather. It could be the wife was a Bisbee. I have to look into it further because I am curious. And I haven't corrected the headstone and footstone because I don't know if they are the same person or not since only one person holds the records. A Bisbee member was shocked when I posted these family members because he never thought they came this far and I have found them further. So for now, since it really doesn't hurt anyone, I think I will leave the footstone and headstone memorials separate. I was with a archeologist yesterday looking for Indian burials, arrowheads and bullets from the Revolutionary War. She may have found 2 broken arrowheads and a possibly rock hand tool and I have 2 soda bottles and a poison bottle and lots of small porcelain pieces dates 1700's-1800's.
Added by Spirit Baker on Apr 06, 2014 5:19 AM
Spirit Baker
Hester Audrey Plunkett Chace
I added photos to her site for you. I have been behind and tried to catch up yesterday and trying to get use to the new'ish link they now have on "your" page to do updates and yesterday was only the 2nd time I used it. The first time I didn't see a button anywhere to update the update requests. When I saw it yesterday it updated all of them. I don't know if I completed all the updates. If not I did most of them and I apologize. Was in learning stage, got it now. And you may have noticed that I have been adding a lot more updates to your update requests. Have a good weekend.
Added by Spirit Baker on Apr 03, 2014 7:20 AM
Barbara Anne Potter
Nannie M Brownell Tripp
Thank you for the great photo's and for your time.
Added by Barbara Anne Potter on Mar 31, 2014 10:22 AM
Terry Akin
Abner Smith
Can you tell me how to delete siblings. I don't know how.
Added by Terry Akin on Mar 31, 2014 5:24 AM
chase family photos
Thank you
Added by LINDA JOYCE OLDENBORG-SMI... on Mar 29, 2014 7:49 AM
Photos in Maple Grove Cemetery
Hi Carol,

Thanks for all the wonderful photos of my relatives in Maple Grove Cemetery!! Your time and efforts are so appreciated!

Also, I wanted to ask, would you allow some of your photos to be added to my Ancestry tree, giving you credit of course?

Thanks again for all that you do!

Added by KC on Mar 28, 2014 7:28 PM
Bradley L Baker JR
Thank you so much for taking the time to locate the final resting place for Bradley L Baker, # 97717012. Bradley was killed in action during World War II while serving in the 11th Cavalry. Thanks also for posting the photo on his parents memorial pages. Regards - Allen 11th Cavalry Vietnam.
Added by 11thacrkia on Mar 28, 2014 8:56 AM
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