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AR (#48148071)
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I just like cemeteries and leaving flowers. Thanks are not necessary. If you would like me to remove my token from your relative's memorial, you have only to ask. If you're in my friends list, you probably have a virtual cemetery I want to wander. I came here to find Rhonda Lou Jones, buried in Britt IA. She is one of the memorials in my virtual cemetery "missed." The first person entered in "missed" was Mary Helen Swope, whom I was dismayed to find here. Tiny cemetery with fewer than 100 people? I'm there! Cemetery in an odd place (traffic circle, parking lot, median strip)? Love it! Abandoned/neglected cemetery with headstones centuries out of date? Cool! Cemetery I would most like to participate in clean-up and restoration: Old Trinity Cemetery, in the awesomely-named Bone Gap, Edwards County, IL. I visit it on They wrote an article about it: "Nature Reclaims an Abandoned and Forgotten Cemetery," in 2010. Cemetery I most want to see in person: Saint Francis Assisi Cemetery in Brainerd, MN. It's located in Crow Wing State Park--how cool is that? I learned of its existence via Amy C. Rea's blog entry for May 9, 2012. Most disturbing cemetery pictures: with CemeteryTraveler's article "The Watery Remains of Monument Cemetery." Cemetery I want to see before it disappears completely: Orphans' Home Cemetery in Atchison, Kansas. How I want my remains disposed of: Take my ashes and those of my beloved pet, put us in a Bios Urn, and plant us on the site of my childhood home. Add violet & viola seeds. Put up a field stone (we have enough of them around), engraving optional. Let the Bios Urn tree, as it grows, engulf the stone. Carving tree trunk optional. Never dig me up again.
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Cynthia Kay Dorn
"Died with cousin Olinda, not Linda."

The quote is from newspaper articles. She is referred to as both Linda and Olinda. I imagine she went by both.

Added by AlbqFirefly on Oct 18, 2014 7:36 PM
Thank you
Thank you for visiting my family. It is greatly appreciated and I am honored. It means so much to me.
Added by nancy on Oct 17, 2014 4:36 PM
Thank you
Hope that this finds you doing well. Thank you so very much for the visits to my Daddy. You are so sweet. Sorry that it has taken me so long to get this to you.
Take care and God bless.
Added by Laura on Oct 02, 2014 12:16 PM
Mary Helen Swope
Please remove all 124 so called memorials from Mary Helen Swope's memorial. I feel that they are inappropriate and Find A Grave is not the place for this kind of social media.
Added by LucyT on Sep 07, 2014 9:53 AM
Mo & Dave Gates
RE: thank you
You are very welcome.. Mo and Dave
Added by Mo & Dave Gates on Aug 31, 2014 5:06 PM
Gary Boughton
RE: Samuel B. Field
Hi AR,

Thanks for your kind words. It was actually Jack Sanders that got the best shot from 1973. Its interesting to see the movement of the tree gradually covering the gravestone.

You may find this interesting: Our State Archaeologist, Dr. Nicholas Bellantoni, told us a story of a large uprooted tree that had 6 sets of bones 2 adults & 4 children in the ball. It uprooted in such a way that the skeletons had their head towards the ground and their feet up. Interesting Google "bones found under uprooted tree"

Thanks again,

Gary Boughton
Added by Gary Boughton on Jul 20, 2014 5:30 PM
Nancy Yankie Sidarous
Thank you. Yes he was a deist, believing in good virtue, good works and doing good for his fellow man and his community/country. He gave up Purist, Calvinistic beliefs, etc, but not his belief in God and moreover his strong belief in freedom of religion, all religions.

I am a proud descendant of Benjamin Franklin.

Best Regards, Nancy
Added by Nancy Yankie Sidarous on Jul 19, 2014 12:10 PM
Nancy Yankie Sidarous
Please remove your flowers from my ancestor Benjamin Franklin. He was indeed NOT an atheist. Thank you.
Added by Nancy Yankie Sidarous on Jul 18, 2014 11:33 AM
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Memorial# 32336443 This is my grandfather who was in WWI and II. Lita
Added by litak on Jul 17, 2014 11:32 PM
RE: Flowers for Joseph Locke Clark
If you want to know about lost people, here are 47,000. This is about the cemetery Joseph Locke Clark's mother was buried in. I can't believe what some people will do. This is now a barren park where the famous Philly cheese places are. Sad, sad. Lita
Added by litak on Jul 17, 2014 9:08 PM
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