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Patty Shreve (#47563794)
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Bio Photo Lake Sinclair, Putnam County, Georgia

Welcome! Just to let you know, most of my family roots are in Kentucky; so, if related, I am more than happy to transfer the memorial pages I have created. I love to reunite families with their loved ones. If needed, feel free to use the photographs I have posted on Find A Grave for your personal ancestry documentation. If so inclined, you can always give credit for the source.

I stumbled upon the following poem and thought it was so succinct in describing why we do what we do. . .

THE RECORDING OF A CEMETERY
BY THELMA GREENE REAGAN
Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where others cried
For Loved Ones whose lives are stilled.
Today our hearts were touched
By graves of tiny babies;
Snatched from the arms of loving kin,
In the heartbreak of the ages.
Today we saw where the grandparents lay
In the last sleep of their time;
Lying under the trees and clouds -
Their beds kissed by the sun and wind.
Today we wondered about an unmarked spot;
Who lies beneath this hallowed ground?
Was it a babe, child, young or old?
No indication could be found.
Today we saw where Mom and Dad lay.
We had been here once before
On a day we'd all like to forget,
But will remember forever more.
Today we recorded for kith and kin
The graves of ancestors past;
To be preserved for generations hence,
A record we hope will last.
Cherish it, my friend; preserve it, my friend,
For stones sometimes crumble to dust
And generations of folks yet to come
Will be grateful for your trust.

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L.M. Shiver Thomas
Transfers

Thank you Patty for the transfers,
and all of your hard work and contributions.

L.M. Shiver Thomas
Added by L.M. Shiver Thomas on Aug 21, 2015 9:48 AM
CountryGirlNFlorida
Griesinger Ira & Daisy
I hadn't asked for a picture, but when I saw that little leaf waving and it lead back to Find-A-Grave, I was so thrilled to see the pics. It was by chance really that I went to your profile and read the lovely poem. It is so true and I want to Thank you for your time and effort.
Added by CountryGirlNFlorida on Jul 11, 2015 10:27 PM
Diane Addington
The Stones in Louisville, KY
Thanks for the note Patty. I am related in a round about way to several "Stones" in KY. I knew Winne was male and I thought it odd that it seemed to be asking for a maiden name, so I thought perhaps you were requesting me to put in a name in that slot. I guess the computer program automatically went to that? Anyway, neither here nor there, as long as WE know what we are doing...haha....in my case, that may be in question! Thanks for all your contributions to this great site. DAM
Added by Diane Addington on Jul 09, 2015 11:02 AM
Diane Addington
Winnie Stone
Hi Patty,
Thank you for the "edits" suggestions you submitted for me to correct on the Stones. Are you related? I am not sure I understand the one on Winnie Stone where you indicated "unknown" on the maiden name. Also, thanks again for the nice photos you submitted on Winnie, Mary and Winnie Douglas.
Added by Diane Addington on Jul 08, 2015 6:38 PM
GypsyRose
photo
Thank you Patty so very much for the picture of Sam and Glady Williams head stone. Many Thanks!
Added by GypsyRose on Jul 08, 2015 11:40 AM
Gary Powell
James Paul Turner
Patty, I made the additions after I sent the edit back with comments. I did not realize you'd added the grave photographs. Very nice ones. Thank you!
Added by Gary Powell on Jul 06, 2015 4:03 PM
Mayflower Pilgrim 332
Dr John Apthorp Bulfinch
Patty, Thanks so much for the transfer of Dr. Bulfinch's memorial & thanks for finding this gravesite and photographing it so beautifully. Richard
Added by Mayflower Pilgrim 332 on Jul 05, 2015 3:17 PM
Diane Addington
The Stones in Louisville, KY
Patty, Thank you for the nice photos of the Stone family's headstones. Diane
Added by Diane Addington on Jul 01, 2015 4:26 PM
ckeisling
Pearl Farris
Hi, under normal circumstances I would be happy to delete a duplicate memorial. However in this instance I don't believe that would be the proper thing to do. The memorial I created is where her actual burial site is located. Unless the name of the cemetery has changed over the years, the other memorial is listed under the wrong cemetery. But thank you for letting me know. Cheryl
Added by ckeisling on Jul 01, 2015 11:00 AM
Tim Wilkinson
James L Miles
Thank you very much for fulfilling the photo request for James.
Added by Tim Wilkinson on Jun 27, 2015 5:59 PM
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