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cr4894 (#47622400)
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Bio Photo Hi all! I've been visiting cemeteries since I was a small child when my father used to take me to pioneer cemeteries. We would walk around and ponder the headstones of people who once lived on this earth we all share. I have always felt a special connection to folks who have passed and a respect for them. I am very curious about their lives: paths they took, their dreams, as well as experiences they once had. My interest in genealogy has helped me to better understand my own family past, and I am more than happy to help others in connecting to their families or distant relatives.

A quote from my favorite poet Kahlil Gibran on Death:

You would know the secret of death.
But how shall you find it unless you seek it in the heart of life?
The owl whose night-bound eyes are blind unto the day cannot unveil the mystery of light.
If you would indeed behold the spirit of death, open your heart wide unto the body of life.
For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.
In the depth of your hopes and desires lies your silent knowledge of the beyond;
And like seeds dreaming beneath the snow your heart dreams of spring.
Trust the dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.
Your fear of death is but the trembling of the shepherd when he stands before the king whose hand is to be laid upon him in honor. Is the shepherd not joyful beneath his trembling, that he shall wear the mark of the king?
Yet is he not more mindful of his trembling?
For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun?
And what is it to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered?
Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing.
And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb.
And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.
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Mary Mayfield
Wheeler gravesite
thank you for taking time out of your day for hunting down this grave for a picture for me. I really appreciate it. Mary M.
Added by Mary Mayfield on Apr 19, 2015 6:32 PM
RE: Ira Hunter
Thank you!
Martha's grave may be unmarked...or she may not be buried there. If you have the opportunity to look when you are back in the area, I'd appreciate it, but please do not go out of your way just for that. I appreciate your help.
Sue S.
Added by Sue on Mar 18, 2015 11:00 AM
Ira Hunter
Thank you for the photo of Ira Hunter's marker (#27222699). Would it be OK with you if I post your photo, with credit, to my family tree?
Do you happen to know if Ira's wife, Martha Bowers Hunter is buried at Locke Cem.? Perhaps she's even on the same marker with Ira? Her dates are 1814-1895, and I believe she d. in Benton Co., OR. She has other family buried at Locke as well, so I suspect that's where she is.
Thank you,
Sue S.
Added by Sue on Mar 17, 2015 12:56 PM
Hello F.A.G. friend!
I hope your family searches are going well. I have a few memorial pages for your ancestors, if you would like me to transfer them to you.
Added by Lharder on Aug 01, 2013 12:38 PM
Don Boatwright
Joseph Stroud
I have a jpeg photo of Joseph's headstone on which most of the engraving is visible and can be made out. I do not know how to get it to you via email or if I can some how attach it to the your FindAGrave memorial of him. If your can instruct me how to get the digital photo to you I would be more than happy to do so. Don Boatwright
Added by Don Boatwright on May 28, 2013 6:07 PM
Roslyn Roisman-Patchi
Olive "Arlene" Powell Landon
Thanks so much for the excellent photos!
Added by Roslyn Roisman-Patchi on Mar 01, 2013 11:58 PM
Brinkley Family
Thanks so much for your offer. If you have photos of the other Brinkleys I would much appreciate them.
Added by BB on Feb 28, 2013 11:34 PM
Indigo Falls
Two of the Brinkley Family at Locke Cemetery
Thanks for your offer, but I will post the two I claimed and took the photos of.
Added by Indigo Falls on Feb 27, 2013 3:43 PM
Nathan Haines
RE: George Fowler
Thank you sir for being so patient with me and understanding.
Added by Nathan Haines on Feb 27, 2013 2:19 PM
Nathan Haines
George Fowler
I see you took pics of George Fowler's gravestone for me. Did you ever notice how different people are? People see things in different ways. I don't know what you are going to think of me asking you this but could you delete the pictures you posted to George's page? They are well done but seeing pics of gravestones with bird crap streaming all down the sides of the gravestone make me feel like throwing up! When I go to cemeteries to take pics I take a soft bristle brush along and if the gravestone has bird poop on it I brush it off with my brush which takes aproximately 30 seconds to do and makes the picture look about 300 percent better. You are not the only person who takes pictures like this. A lot of people do that and it grosses me out really bad! The problem is not you. I am sure it is me that is the problem concerning this issue, right?
Thanks anyway for your kindness in getting the pictures.
Added by Nathan Haines on Feb 27, 2013 1:16 AM
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