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Vivian McKenzie (#46636878)
 member for 10 years, 2 months, 4 days
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Bio Photo "You only live once-but if you work it right, once is enough" Joe E. Lewis, Comedian

My given name is Vivian Alice. My Mom used to call me Alice in Wonderland...

I am the youngest child of James Franklin McKenzie and Cassie Evelyn Riffe McKenzie.
Little Sister to James Russell McKenzie and John Edwin McKenzie. I am the mother of Samson Wyatt Hensley Our son who left too soon.
All of them have gone on to the other side.

Loneliness is never fully understood until you are the last one left standing. I never imagined I would be the last living member of my little family at the age of 40. One thing I do know... I will leave my children knowing I love them. Knowing I cared. As my family did for me.

I miss my family. I've decided to come to my sites to help me deal with the loss of my family. I think I will finally be able to deal with my losses if I start to write it down. I hope this proves to be true.

A very special heartfelt Thank You to Re
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Librarian Jessie
Vivian - Greetings from a McKenzie (by marriage through the Perrys). We're a HUGE family!
Added by Librarian Jessie on Sep 23, 2014 9:41 AM
Melinda Lewis
Ruth Lawson
Hi Vivien, I am researching my GGF Isaac Salyer. I believe he may have been a 1/2 brother to your Ruth Lawson. They both had the same mother, Mary Salyer Lawson. My email is I would love to hear from you.
Added by Melinda Lewis on Sep 25, 2012 8:37 AM
Peggy Douglas-Brown
RE: your request
Oh no! No grief was caused at all.... It's just twisted and easily misconstrued. And really very sad. Jeff will soon have his new headstone. Nothing fancy but a well deserved marker. I waited until the 5th anniversary of his leaving us. I figured that was long enough to see if any other family members were going to try and buy him a marker but no one did and I loved him like a brother so I got him one. Jeff spoke of you very often. I think he loved you. I know he was very fond of you. :-) Anyway, go look at his new headstone in a month or so. I figure I will have war with them out there. I always do over my Mom and Dad's final resting place and we can start all over again. I believe the people lying their under their watch deserve a lot more respect than they get so I'm there to remind them. :-) Take care :-)
Added by Peggy Douglas-Brown on Aug 31, 2012 1:57 PM
Carolyn Hines Smith
Crump Cemetery, Argillite
Hi Vivian,
Do you know the location of the Crump Family Cemetery? I was also wondering if you do any tombstone photos?
Thanks for all your work!
Added by Carolyn Hines Smith on Feb 06, 2012 4:03 PM
Pamela Brewer
orphans & adoptees
Viv, Please contact me as soon as possible...message too delicate to make public.
pam brewer
Added by Pamela Brewer on May 04, 2010 12:56 PM
Love Always, Renee
Merry Christmas to you
Cherish His Christmas

Christmas brings such a time of love
Each tender heart holds so much of

Unselfishness thrives, trust is strong
The purpose to give, send love along

A time of pleasantries, patience too
Good wishes to all, all feelings true

Thankfulness follows each fine deed
Gifts from our God, never from greed

Great the rewards that joy does bring
Like the beauty in hearing angels sing

We pray for our loved, each so dear
Especially those who can't be near

Many leave home to bravely serve
All freedoms we have, they preserve

Do pray for our troops, as we should
And their families too, if you would

Give thanks to our Lord, His only Son
And cherish His Christmas, everyone.
Added by Love Always, Renee on Dec 23, 2009 8:08 PM
Love from Down Under
I read your message to your brother John and my heart breaks for you. I just want you to know I care and I wish I could give you a big hug.
Dont listen to those who want to pull apart what you and your brother were to each other. Deep in your heart you know the truth.
Sherilynn xoxo
Added by SerenityNow on Sep 05, 2009 4:23 AM
I Will Miss John
I am so sorry! I wish, for so many reasons, I would have never moved and lost contact. I read my post and today and it leaves a lot to be explained. It was a email I tried to send to John. I'm sorry if it was not right for this kind of a site but that was all I could do at the time. I just took for granted that he and and all of you for that fact, would always be around. I would like to hear from Vivian and Laura if she even remembers me. It has been sooo long. I remember John loved GH.

I Love you John
Added by Todd on Jan 22, 2009 11:11 AM
I 'm Shocked
I am going to copy and paste the email I just sent John this morning. When it was returned I started searching for a new email address for him and I am still numb. I don't have words to say...

Wow, it's been way to long. You know how your own words can come back to haunt you? Well no sooner than I had told you about Viv not keeping in touch and how she needed to do better. I remember how I went on and on. Pl;ease forgive me for that. I think it was because I was so home sick and felt so alone down here. Well, not long after that everything here started crumbling (I'll explain later). To make a long story short my I still don't have email at home but that should soon change. This is my work email and I have a GMAIL account I think about you and Viv more than any of my other friends. I hope You'll let me know how everyone is. Love and Miss you guys, Todd

P.S. Watching the inauguration really made me think about you guys and how you felt.
Added by Todd on Jan 21, 2009 1:15 PM
Love Always, Renee
Merry Christmas
Wishing you and your family a very Blessed & Happy Holiday Season.
Added by Love Always, Renee on Dec 21, 2008 9:55 AM
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