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James Armstrong (#46836575)
 member for 8 years, 6 months, 12 days
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Benjamin Franklin once stated: "You Can Judge the Character of a Town by the Way Their Cemeteries Look" and feel the same way.

It's a sad fact that cemeteries get consumed by development or destroyed by vandals. Tombstones get stolen, broken, lost and many times early records don't exist, it's a situation that has happened and it will happen time and time again. "These People Should Not Be Forgotten" They are our loved ones and our personal links to the past."

Through photography I do my part to help ensure that no one will be forgotten..

When time permitted I do my best to make sure to clean trash and debris that may have accumulated around a marker. I do this out of respect of the of the deceased and their family.

If requested I will email pictures to you, Also
I have no problem with anyone posting pictures I've taken on another website. All I request is giving me credit by indicating "Find A Grave picture 2008-2014 taken by James Armstrong"

To SUGGEST a modification of any picture I have taken please use the Edit tab, then the Suggest A Correction option. Make sure you include your email address. Also please supply the link to memorial. For links to family include Find A Grave #(s).

SPECIAL NOTE:
I will not post a picture of a double headstone with surviving spouse. If a picture with surviving spouse is found, please bring it to my attention and I will digitally remove their name or remove the picture unless they wish their name to be left on the headstone

Although it's often a good resource for genealogy research. I will not post a obituary with names of the living listed out of the respect for the living family members privacy.
You may see examples of my grandparents and father's memorials: #33529543, #33529542
#83100876.

I would like to thank my wife; 16 y/o and 13 y/o daughters for helping(sometimes through trickery) me with my grave hunting adventures. One day my daughters will understand and respect what we are doing.

Sorry for the poor grammar, sometimes my ADHD kicks in and I may be thinking about a how big the(Hey! Did you see that squirrel?)popcorn buckets and drinks were in the cinema while typing.

Thank You,
James Armstrong

Again, everyone deserves to be remembered!

I like the two below writings,

THE RECORDING OF A CEMETERY

Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where other cried
For Loved Ones whose lives are stilled.

Today our hearts were touched
By graves of tiny babies;
Snatched from the arms of loving kin,
In the heartbreak of the ages.

Today we saw where the grandparents lay
In the last sleep of their time;
Lying under the trees and clouds -
Their beds kissed by the sun and wind.

Today we wondered about an unmarked spot;
Who lies beneath this hallowed ground?
Was it a babe, child, young or old?
No indication could be found.

Today we saw where Mom and Dad lay.
We had been here once before
On a day we'd all like to forget,
But will remember forever more.

Today we recorded for kith and kin
The graves of ancestors past;
To be preserved for generations hence,
A record we hope will last.

Cherish it, my friend; preserve it, my friend,
For stones sometimes crumble to dust
And generations of folks yet to come
Will be grateful for your trust.

Written by Thelma Greene Reagan


Dear Ancestor

"Your tombstone stands among the rest
Neglected and alone
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished marble stone
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn

You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh and blood and bone
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own

Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so
I wonder how you lived and loved
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot
And come to visit you."

Written by Walter Butler Palmer



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Sue Armstrong
Tom T R McKinney-Greenwood
Thank you so much for this grave marker photo. Have a blessed week - Sue Armstrong
Added by Sue Armstrong on Oct 12, 2014 12:18 PM
Linda Arrington
Hogg Mills White's Wife
I just added Effie Corley White, Find A Grave #137148731 Hogg Mills White's wife to Glenwood Memorial Park and requested a photo. Would you please upload the very excellent picture you took of Hogg's gravestone as they are both listed on the gravestone. Thank you for your help. Linda
Added by Linda Arrington on Oct 12, 2014 11:41 AM
Linda Arrington
photo of Hogg Mills White
Thank you for taking the picture of Hogg White's gravestone. It is a really great picture and now I have the family completed. Linda
Added by Linda Arrington on Oct 12, 2014 9:15 AM
Shelly Rhodes
Caddo requests
Hi, I just saw that you claimed the requests I had before. I have 4 of them. My husband used the Find A Grave app and they were suppose to post directly to the website. We have Dickinson, Bolivar, Cant, and one more. I'm not sure what to do now.
Added by Shelly Rhodes on Jun 13, 2014 10:01 PM
Tori
Irwin's Photos
Thank you so much for the photo!
Added by Tori on May 18, 2014 11:53 AM
Chris Easley
Headstone photo - Bessie Bowers
Hi James,

I came across a memorial for a Bessie Ruth [McDonald] Bowers that you photographed a headstone for in Baker-Lain Cemetery. Your photo was originally posted on memorial# 97950094, and now another Find A Grave member has downloaded it (likely without your permission) and has re-uploaded it to a duplicate memorial for Bessie Bowers. Up to you if you want to do anything about it, but thought I would bring it to your attention.

Here's a link to the duplicate memorial bearing your stolen headstone photo:

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSsr=41&GScid=2217&GRid=97371257&
Added by Chris Easley on Apr 16, 2014 8:44 PM
Edd Marks
Mary Curry
Thanks for looking for Mary. If there is a sunken area next to Thomas, that is most likely where she is. Please post a photo of that area on her memorial. Thank you.
Added by Edd Marks on Apr 01, 2014 8:38 AM
Anna C
Lizzie Stanley
Thank you for the great photo of her marker!

Anna
Added by Anna C on Mar 30, 2014 9:25 PM
Richard Mayo
Helen Jean Batchelor
Thank you for all the photo's
Added by Richard Mayo on Mar 29, 2014 7:02 PM
gmw
RE: Phenie Weatherford
Thank you, and thank you for your contributions.

It would have been good if you'd included a link to get back to the subject entry--- I have no idea where I was when I wrote to you.

Thanks,

gmw
Added by gmw on Mar 29, 2014 10:34 AM
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