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VDR (#47292775)
 member for 4 years, 8 months, 7 days
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Bio Photo 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 photos 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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Jelniker
Jelniker family
Thank you very much for the photos of my grandparents and aunt & uncle, we really appreciate it. It's a very nice thing you do here.
Added by Jelniker on Jan 29, 2015 1:46 PM
McDaniel Memorial
RE: Bolejack Family
You are truly welcome.
Added by McDaniel Memorial on Jan 29, 2015 12:16 PM
Linda Meyer
Louis Rouviere Dilts
Thanks so much for the gravestone photo from the Dilts relatives in Indiana and Ohio. We really appreciate it.
Added by Linda Meyer on Jan 29, 2015 11:16 AM
charlene booker
Bessie Moschonas Photo
Thanks so much for the photo taken so quickly.
I just discovered that her husband is also buried at Fairmount & I created a memorial for him (Emanuel Anthony Monschonas). Would you be able to photo his headstone also?
Thank you,
Charlene Booker
Added by charlene booker on Jan 29, 2015 11:10 AM
McDaniel Memorial
Lester and Laura
I have a cousin that lives in Greenleaf and I called her and she went out and found them for you.

Amandy
Added by McDaniel Memorial on Jan 29, 2015 9:37 AM
McDaniel Memorial
RE: John Bolejack
I was going through some photos here at McDaniel Memorial and was looking for any that could go on this site. sorry I can't help with the others since they are kind of far to drive.
Added by McDaniel Memorial on Jan 29, 2015 7:38 AM
Michael Meyer
Thank you
I am very grateful for the photos of the two headstones of the Reagan brothers. They are quite beautiful, and I am very appreciative.
Added by Michael Meyer on Jan 29, 2015 5:07 AM
Carol Hopper Bader
Daphne & David Jennings
Thank you for sharing the pictures of the area where Daphne and David Jennings are buried. We especially appreciate the information about the unmarked graves. We thank you for sharing your time, research, and talents.
Added by Carol Hopper Bader on Jan 28, 2015 11:52 AM
Jelniker
RE: Photo Requests - Mt Olivet
Thank you for your reply. Of course I am very aware that photos are made by volunteers who donate their time and gas money to provide these photos and I am very grateful for it. I have volunteered to take photographs as well but as you pointed out I am new so have not as yet had the opportunity to return the favor for another member. My request for another photo of my grandparent's grave marker was in no way intended to offend you or criticize the quality of the photo you posted as the tone of your message would suggest. I sincerely apologize if that's how it was perceived. I only requested a second photo because the current photo is difficult to read and I have read messages from other members requesting another photo for the same reason.
Added by Jelniker on Jan 27, 2015 7:51 PM
Jay Lance
Photo L. Lance
Thanks for being so incredibly fast!!!! It is very much appreciated!!!
Added by Jay Lance on Jan 26, 2015 6:10 PM
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