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Melanie Philipp (#47560972)
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karen ahn
It is your photo and shows your name under it. So it is just a matter of speech. Karen
Added by karen ahn on Sep 24, 2011 7:28 PM
karen ahn
Maxwell, George & Mildred
Go ahead and post it on their memorial pages. That way you get the credit for them. Thanks Karen
Added by karen ahn on Sep 24, 2011 4:18 PM
Denise Crawford
Amy & Eskil Carlson
Thank you so much for the wonderful photos of the Carlson grave markers in the White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery. The service you provide is truely appreciated.
Added by Denise Crawford on Sep 23, 2011 3:35 PM
karen ahn
Maxwell,George & Mildred
Thanks for the good photos of the Maxwell's and taken the time to go to cem. Karen
Added by karen ahn on Sep 23, 2011 2:23 PM
RE: Hi
Now you have me lol!!!!!
But, if talking out loud works so be it!
I'm glad to be your first friend. I'll add you to my friend list when I finish this message.
One thing I've done is to make myself a 'kit' I keep in my van.
I have a shoe box size plastic box and in it I have a small pair of hand trimmers, a tooth brush (to brush dirt out of lettering), a hand shovel, a weed digger, another brush (like a whisk broom - got my at the dollar store, it came with a small dust pan attached), garden gloves and even plastic/rubber gloves. And I carry some plastic bags from the grocery store to p/u trash or leaves or grass I've trimmed.
I just added the old tooth brush after the last markers I un-earthed! There was real fancy flower decorations on the marker that was encrusted with dirt! I did manage to get most removed but a tooth brush would have made my job much easier! I leave this in my van all the time as I never know when I might feel like 'walking' a cemetery.
I have been working on trying to record as many markers as possible in a small cemetery not far from me - Stateline Cemetery. It has some very old markers in it. A local group 'walked & reocrded ' it back in the 1970's. Way before it was common to post cemeteries on the Internet in any form. I had passed the cemetery many times when I used the back roads to go to the Meijers store closest to me. Finall one day I stopped just because! When I started finding markers with Spanish American War inscriptions I just felt I needed to do 'something'. I had wanted to return to it this summer but the easiest route for me to get there has the road closed because a small bridge is out. Then the weather has been either way too wet or way too hot. It is still on my 'to do' list before it is too cold or the snow starts to fall!
Added by sec412 on Sep 20, 2011 7:29 PM
RE: Hi
Wow! Sounds like it is a large cemetery!
There is one in town that is very difficult to find markers in.
It drives me crazy everytime I've been to it.
Well, except the last time as that was a visit to the mausoleumfor a distant cousin who I've gotten to know this past year.
All markers are flat ones. They do not really have very good curb markings to let you know what section you are in , no numbers/letters at corners, almost nothing!
I also 'had a map', everything marked for me and a friend & I searched for a good hour trying to find my father-in-law, his sister & his father-in-law!
I finally stood under a tree & said outloud: " Ok Dad, I'm here to visit you, just where are you!"
I then took a deep breath, getting ready to give up. I looked at the map, again, I just knew I was real close to the spot, and slowly started walking to the street. I started counting rows from the street back to where I was, stopped, saw a spot where I hadn't removed the dead leaves, walked to that area, bent over and removed a few leaves and there was Grandpa Bushing's marker, Dad's & Dad's sister!!!!!
My friend was several rows over checking & I let out this war whoop and she hurried on over.
Let me tell you, before I left I stood at the curb and did my best to take pictures of items I didn't think would change so that if ever I return I'll be able to find the spot again!
Think Dad didn't want me to leave w/o me visiting him? In a way it was sort of spooky.
Added by sec412 on Sep 20, 2011 2:05 PM
Oh My!!!!
Sorry it was such a nasty day when you were at the cemetery looking for markers.
I had to put off going to area cemeteries because of the high temperatures we had this summer. The heat bothered me for the first time ever!
Did you check with the office, if one on site, to obtain maps?
I've found that the ones in my area are very nice about providing maps of the entire cemetery and even will give you one that break down 'areas' into smaller parts.
Now I really owe you a great big thank you for trudging thru the rain to get Rollan's marker!
Added by sec412 on Sep 20, 2011 8:59 AM
Rolland Martin
Thank you very much for taking a photo of Rolland's marker for me.
I really appreciate you volunteering to take marker photos.
Added by sec412 on Sep 19, 2011 5:56 PM

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