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Spaceman Spiff (#46783007)
 member for 9 years, 3 months, 26 days
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(Will be spending part of the summer in southwestern Maine).

Happy to photograph at any cemetery in the Tampa Bay, FL area! (or in the Lakes Region of SW Maine).

Born in Dover, DE, (to parents from NJ & WV), I lived in southern CA until age 12, & then in Raton, (a small town in N.E. New Mexico), which I consider my home town. I attended NM State Univ for 4 years (with a 1-yr exchange to Oregon State Univ), but did not complete a degree at that time, & later moved back to southern CA, settling in the Orange County area. After 10 yrs in the O.C., I moved to St. Petersburg, FL (Tampa Bay area) in 1990, & have been here ever since.

I have avidly worked on my family's genealogy since the age of 15 ... 40 years this summer!

I am a member (and former chapter registrar) of the SAR (Sons of the American Revolution) with 7 qualifying ancestors submitted (more to come!), a member of the SUVCW (Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War) with 10 qualifying ancestors or brothers of ancestors (more to come!), a member of the SVR (Sons of Veterans Reserve (affiliated with the SUVCW), a member of the S&DUSCT (Sons & Daughters of U.S. Colored Troops), a member of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Indians of New Jersey, and an associate member of the Lenape Indian Tribe of Delaware.

I'm very proud that every single branch of my ancestry has been in America since at least pre-Revolutionary times.

Having taken numerous college courses over the years, I finally bit the bullet & enrolled in a program in 2003 to complete my degree, & graduated from Eckerd College (a local, private, liberal arts college) in May 2005 with a B.A. in Creative Writing.

Besides genealogy & writing, my other interests include: clock collecting, books, movies, photography, the Civil War, the space program, many types of music, & visiting cemeteries!

Thanks to the creators of this site for doing such a great job!

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Donald Miller
Adding Photos
Thank you for adding to Findagrave.
However it would be a great help when adding photos to note the BOX Type of Photo and click on that to select Grave, Person, Family, or Other for this sets the order in which the photos show on the site
Again thank you for adding to the memories.
Added by Donald Miller on Jul 10, 2014 9:45 AM
RE: Edna Kennedy
Hello John,
You are very welcome, glad I was able to help.

Added by Johnny on Jun 29, 2014 10:01 PM
Edna Kennedy
I have completed the transfer you requested. Good luck on all your searches and keep up the excellent work you do within the Find a Grave community. It is appreciated. God bless.

Added by Johnny on Jun 29, 2014 9:25 PM
Bob McLellan
Thank you very much for taking the photo of Mary Ashby.
Added by Bob McLellan on Jun 27, 2014 11:01 AM
Joyce Tinsley
RE: Okie B. (Millarn or Maggard) Snyder
Albert Lester Milliron, her step-father, memorial 75963925; Emmett Maggard, her brother, memorial 80529818; Helen Fay Barnes, her 1/2 sister, memorial 112546728.
Her father is Sam Maggard 71881502.
Her mother is Mary Killen Maggard Milliron 131752253.
Added by Joyce Tinsley on Jun 25, 2014 8:10 AM
Vero DiSpirito
RE: Robert Lynn (cenotaph) Hodson - memorial # 109618163
Howdy, Spaceman Spiff!

I did check my email shortly after your message on my wall.

Thank you!

I'm still pondering how to best approach this situation when I run across it myself at Bay Pines as I do quite a bit of photographing out there.

I appreciate the advice though. It gives me a better idea on how to handle things.

Listen, we seem to run in similar circles as far as where the work with Find a Grave takes us. I think it'd be great if we could meet over a lunch, or something one of these weekends if you'd be up for it.

You seem like a great guy and I appreciate the work you do; specifically where Veterans are concerned. I'm a Veteran myself, so this is something close to my heart.

Well, anyway...something for you to consider. If you'd like, send me an email or message.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Vero DiSpirito

Added by Vero DiSpirito on Jun 24, 2014 3:04 PM
Vero DiSpirito
Robert Lynn (cenotaph) Hodson - memorial # 109618163
Mr. Carter,

I've sent you an email to the address you have listed just beneath your bio.

I was hoping you might assist me on a question I have.

Keep up the great work!

Vero DiSpirito
Added by Vero DiSpirito on Jun 19, 2014 8:20 PM
D. Singleton Shell
John, so sorry about confusing you. When Roxanne's memorial showed you had created it, I ASSUMED you were friends and didn't think it was necessary to add her last name. That's what I get for assuming! Rose in OK is married to a Robinson, connected to Iona Griffin's mother. I scanned Iona's family pictures that were shared with the two of you. Iona said she had more I could scan, but we never got together. My life was in chaos, and company made Iona nervous. I called her a couple of times when I was in Eubank, and that was what she told me. Wishing your family the best of health, Darla
Added by D. Singleton Shell on Jun 15, 2014 8:52 PM
D. Singleton Shell
Iona Adams Griffin
Saw your message on Roxanne's page, didn't even know she had died, actually left her a message about Iona... they were third cousins, she said in a message with a flower.. Hope you are well. I've tried to contact Rose in OK, she sure would love to know. Darla
Added by D. Singleton Shell on Jun 14, 2014 8:46 PM
Thank you John
Thank you for the information John, and i know what your saying, but since Find A Grave has been taken over they are making their own rules, they just now added that option within the last few months of whether to add the cemetery or not and when a person asks to have it removed on an older memorial they say to contact the poster, which of course leads the the persons name that took the picture, as to the message thing i had to remove it because it became a case of a few bullying me, a lot of nice people on here, but a lot of bullies too. Thank you very much for your answer.
Added by Crystal on Jun 07, 2014 12:05 AM
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