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goose (#47534920)
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Bio Photo AKA ~ Carol

~~ Life is lived forward, but understood backward ~~

My goal is to help others, searching for family. I find it extremely rewarding. Thank you Find A Grave for having such a great site and all the volunteers willing to spend countless hours, walking cemeteries photographing, cleaning (and yes I follow the rules), editing, researching and in some cases returning to figure out the missing pieces. 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. Your work is an enormous gift.

While researching our family I used this site and found it to be a valuable tool. I prefer to walk the cemeteries to photograph when I can. I do some edits, and add documents (particularly military, death, and obits) while making the memorials. It's a great hobby. Please be kind to those who are willing to volunteer to help. The words "Please and thank you" are always welcomed.

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 2011 where we met more family.

I look to find small, backyard cemeteries and photograph all the stones. I have completed most of the cemeteries in the Freetown and Assonet with help from the Freetown Cemetery Office, Mike and Kevan. With the help of J. King, who has worked with me to located many cemeteries in Dartmouth, I have photographed many of them also.

I have been able to work with graver friends Chip who had set up most of those cemeteries in those towns and many others in the area. I have also worked closely with J. Bosworth in several cemeteries as a team. One of those cemeteries I take a good deal of pride in is the Veteran's section in Pine Grove Cemetery, where I worked with Jim Grasela to completely photograph those stones. I can't thank them enough for the dedication, hard work and help.

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*The Dash~*~*~*~*~*

I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of a friend. He referred to the dates on the tombstone from the beginning…to the end.

He noted that first came the date of birth and spoke 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 they spent alive on earth. And now only those who loved them 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 that can still be rearranged.

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 is being read, with your life’s actions to rehash… would you be proud of the things they say about how you spent YOUR dash?

​Copyright 1996 Linda Ellis


Your life is now, seize it and make it amazing. Find your voice, discover your passion and pursue it, be honest, generous and kind. Surround yourself with love, laughter and truth. Let your heart be your guide. Be brave and wild at heart. Take chances, ask questions, be fearless, make a difference. Live your dream, wear your passion, be creative.


Family surnames: Champluvier, Charron, Chauvin/Shover, LaFountain, Ledoux/Sweet, Protin, Tetreault/Tatro and variations

Also: Bailey, Burt, Church, Fuller, Jenkins, Strange, Warren and Weber

I have an interest in families: Ashley, Crapo, Gifford, King, Potter, Westgate among others.

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Memorial and Pictures
Goose, thank you so much for the updated picture of Philip A Eldridge's grave in Cushing Cemetery, Mattapoisett, Ma. This grave-site is for my grandparents and my aunt and uncles. I had not had the opportunity to visit the graves this summer while I was up in July. Thank you I am so glad he has a new gravestone, he was my favorite uncle, brother of my mother.
Patricia Cushing-Lockey
Added by wiltonwiz on Aug 28, 2015 7:54 AM
RE: Dulieu transfer

Added by Scout on Aug 19, 2015 6:53 AM
Sandra Lennox
Sorry it took so long. I finally made the
hyperlink for Sarah S. Nash #124192381.
Added by Sandra Lennox on Aug 14, 2015 7:08 PM
Austin Bethers
Thank you for your help and time. I love having records and pictures with people's memorials. It can be hard when an actual headstone doesn't exist, but the individual is buried there.
Added by Austin Bethers on Aug 03, 2015 2:56 PM
Daniel Reginald Evelyn
Thank you for the updates!
Added by REBECCA SPINOSO on Jul 27, 2015 6:59 AM
RE: Chauvin
you are very welcome
Added by Bobby on Jul 12, 2015 12:37 PM
Thank you!
Hi Goose,

I just wanted to thank you for all of your work here. I think you and I must be in the same family line because I notice so many of my distant kin that you've contributed. If so then that's even better! Thanks again and please know you are so appreciated.

Take care,
Added by FamilyTreeBuilder on Jul 10, 2015 12:37 AM
Anne Shurtleff Stevens
RE: Joshua Cushing
Most welcome and thank YOU!!
Added by Anne Shurtleff Stevens on Jul 09, 2015 2:18 PM
Autumn R.
William, Sarah and George Ashley
Thank you for taking the group photo for me!!!!
Added by Autumn R. on Jul 02, 2015 5:20 PM
Bob L.
RE: Gunnerson photo's
You are very welcome. The Gunnerson lot is one of the nicest I've seen.

The third gravestone in the lot is Elizabeth M. Robinson (1892-1979). Presumably, Elizabeth is Alice's Mother. I also have a close-up of Elizabeth's stone. If you would like to create and maintain Elizabeth's page, please do so. Let me know when I can upload her pictures; no need to submit a photo request.

If you would prefer I create the page, I can do that also.

Added by Bob L. on Jul 02, 2015 4:09 PM
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