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I have now been back in Colorado for a couple of years but I am still dreaming of waterways, bridges, moss covered trees, and yes the rain. I don't know if I will ever get use to the snow but I am told we need the snow for the water levels during the summer. I am unsure of the numbers but I believe rain works better and it doesn't require a shovel. |
I have been lucky enough to connect with family and friends. While in Oregon I had some great Colorado volunteers that helped me with my family's stones and have had the pleasure of meeting and working with them in Colorado and meeting new ones along the way.
I have had quite a couple of years, babies born; friends & family that have passed; reconnected with friends from high school; getting to know my granddaughter, and I have had two surgeries.
I have been working a number of cemeteries trying to help family find family and over the last three years have heard some of the saddest and happiest stories from family that were so happy I helped them locate a missing loved one. I still get surprised when someone mentions the number of memorials I have loaded or the number of photo requests I have completed. I do this for you and the numbers mean nothing. If I was somehow able to help one of you during the day find an aunt, uncle, sibling, grandparent, parent, or childhood friend – it is you that has given me a reason to smile that day and continue on with what I do.
Also, I believe in transferring memorials to family no matter how many generations removed. I believe the four generation rule is used for hoarders that are interested in numbers and just want to keep your family. One of my pet peeves is people taking over or starting memorials that do not know how or have any intention of maintaining the site. I feel the family belongs to the family but should be with a family member that is going to insure that links and edits are going to be taken care of in a timely manner.
I do not transfer to non family – I volunteer my time for the family and that is where I want them to end up. I am impressed and grateful that there are people who take time to work on groups and any editing you require or photos you need – I am your girl but NO I don't transfer to non family.
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Thank you for the photos on the Beeler's in Fairmount. I really appreciate the work you have put into this, and with unmarked graves, I know that it requires even more effort. Thanks again for a job very well done.
|Sharon Anderson||William Carr|
Thank you for taking a picture of the site where William is buried and marking it since there is no headstone.
|Eric Cassel||Fairie Waugh|
Thank you for your time.
|Eric Cassel||Roy Waugh|
|Tim Mercy||Uncle Max|
Thank you VDR for posting my uncles grave. When my brother and I were kids he would bring us goat cheese and we loved it. It was one of my fondest memories as a child. We are from Raton my grandmother was his sister. Thank you again
|miss j foy||RE: The Beaudoin Family|
I'm sure you did. You're the Queen of Fairmount, in my opinion! Thank you again for such swift and thorough work.
|miss j foy||The Beaudoin Family|
VDR, you are a wizard. Thank you again for finding the graves of family members and memorializing them with great photographs. This one, for Edward Beaudoin, is for a dear friend, who has just discovered that Edward is her birth father. I can't wait to email her with the link to his gravesite. Thank you for taking the time and effort to find his and his wife Mildred's graves for us. (My friend's mother was not Mildred, but a co-worker of Edward's. Quite a story, that has just been revealed.) Question: was there a trace of Mr Skiff, Maud's husband? It looks like there is a row of matching stones, so I just wondered.
|Shirley Kloberdanz Arendt||Paula Younger|
Thank you so much for the photo for Paula Younger!
|cbb||Raison @ Fairmont|
Thank you for the photos on the Raison memorials! And especially thank-you for the burial location photo for Charles Raison. Appreciate your time and effort filling my request.
Added by cbb on Oct 04, 2015 2:59 AM
|David Sharp||Cathalyn Bolerjack request|
I found the Bolerjack plot in Oakland and it has her husband on one side and his Mom and Dad on the other, but there is no inscription on the stone for her yet. I don't know if there is family to contact a monument company to get her name added, but I have the pictures of the other 3. David
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