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mary hodge (#47016740)
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T. R. Girt
Thank You
Thank you very much for the photo of Sarah Fisler. I have copied it to my posting too.
Thank you again. Have a wonderful day!!!!
Added by T. R. Girt on Nov 29, 2010 6:07 AM
Michele Hilgert
Giltner and Consley picture
Just wanted to take a moment and say Thanks for the fantastic pictures you took of my Giltner gravestones and the one of Elizabeth Consley at Ross Cemetery.

I am very grateful

Michele Molina Yuma Arizona
Added by Michele Hilgert on Nov 24, 2010 2:25 PM
Leroy Stricker
Stephen Baird
Hello Mary,
I want to thank you for taking the photo of Stephen's headstone. Hope it was a nice day when you went to the cemetery.
Added by Leroy Stricker on Nov 24, 2010 9:52 AM
Willis A. Owens
Thank you so much for taking a picture of the Willis A. Owens stone! It is very much appreciated and kind of you! - Jonathan
Added by J L on Nov 24, 2010 9:34 AM
Doris Tolbert
Headstone Photo
Thank you for the headstone photo of Andrew Owens.
Added by Doris Tolbert on Jun 10, 2010 6:25 AM
Genealogist's Christmas Eve
'Twas the night before Christmas
When all through the house
Not a creature was stirring,
Not even my spouse.

The dining room table with clutter was spread
With pedigree charts and with letters which said...
"Too bad about the data for which you wrote;
Sank in a storm on an ill-fated boat."

Stacks of old copies of wills and such
Were proof that my work had become too much.
Our children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugarplums danced in their heads.

And I at my table was ready to drop
From work on my album with photos to crop.
Christmas was here, and such was my lot
That presents and goodies and toys I'd forgot.

Had I not been busy with grandparents' wills,
I'd not have forgotten to shop for such thrills,
While others bought gifts to bring Christmas cheers,
I'd spent time researching those birth dates and years.

While I was thus musing about my sad plight,
A strange noise on the lawn gave me such a great fright.
Away to the window I flew in a flash,
Tore open the drapes and yanked up the sash.

When what with my wondering eyes should appear,
But an overstuffed sleigh and eight small reindeer.
Up to the house top the reindeer they flew,
With a sleigh full of toys and 'ole Santa Claus, too.

And then in a twinkle, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of thirty-two hoofs.
As I drew in my head, and bumped it on the sash,
Down the cold chimney fell Santa--KER-RASH!

"Dear" Santa had come from the roof in a wreck,
And tracked soot on the carpet, (I could wring his short neck!)
Spotting my face, good 'ole Santa could see
I had no Christmas spirit you'd have to agree.

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work
And filled all the stockings, (I felt like a jerk).
Here was Santa, who'd brought us such gladness and joy:
When I'd been too busy for even one toy.

He spied my research on the table all spread
"A genealogist!" He cried! (My face was all red!)
"Tonight I've met many like you," Santa grinned,
As he pulled from his sack a large book he had penned.

I gazed with amusement--the cover it read
Genealogy Lines for Which You Have Plead.
"I know what it's like as a genealogy bug."
He said as he gave me a great Santa hug.

"While the elves make the sleighful of toys I now carry,
I do some research in the North Pole Library!
A special treat I am thus able to bring,
To genealogy folk who can't find a thing."

"Now off you go to your bed for a rest,
I'll clean up the house from this genealogy mess."
As I climbed up the stairs full of gladness and glee,
I looked back at Santa who'd brought much to me.

While settling in bed, I heard Santa's clear whistle,
To his team, which then rose like the down of a thistle.
And I heard him exclaim as he flew out of sight,
"Family history is Fun! Merry Christmas! Goodnight!"
Added by GenealogyGirl on Dec 25, 2009 4:01 AM
Pat (Floyd) Early
Photo Request
Mary, I can't remember if I thanked you for posting the photo of Edward Early's gravestone on his memorial page, so I am thanking you now if I didn't. It's a great work that you volunteers do. Thanks again. Pat
Added by Pat (Floyd) Early on Jun 03, 2009 5:27 PM
Donna Broady & Myron King
Photo Fredrick Pfister
Thanks Mary,
The photos are excellent of Fredrick T Pfister,Jr
Markers. I really appreciated the quick response.
I am a native of New Albany, transferred to Jacksonville, FL in 1985 and have remained here after retirement. Fredrick is my Uncle by marriage, and we recently found where he was interred, when my wife attended Fredricks, grandsons funeral at Bowery cemetary, his name is
Adam Matthew Cline age 29 passed away in Feb 21, 2009
Again Thanks and I don't know if Adam has a marker yet but when I find out I will ask you to
photograph it for us.
Added by Donna Broady & Myron Kin... on May 15, 2009 9:58 AM
Thank you for the photographs
I wanted to thank you so much for helping me with the Hopwood photographs. I really appreciate you doing that for me. I will add biographies for them in the next few days.

Thanks again,
Added by GenealogyGirl on Jul 20, 2008 5:55 AM
Joyce Terrell
Thank You
Mary, once again, I left you a thank you and forgot to tell you which photo I was referring to. It is my brother Earl T. Hamilton's grave site and I thank you for the photo.
Joyce Terrell
Added by Joyce Terrell on Jul 18, 2008 5:51 PM
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