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Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey (#47784539)
 member for 2 years, 8 months
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Bio Photo Long-time instructor of writing and women's studies at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH. I am an addictive reader, am interested in geneaology, folk music and sacred harp, and am an Anglican, guitar player, singer, guardian of two rescue dogs.

I enjoy walking in cemeteries and have made it a personal project to photograph and record the headstones of military personnel in addition to requests in local cemeteries, in honor of their service and the service of my father, stepfather, and uncles in World War II and Korea, friends from Viet Nam, and students from the Gulf Wars and the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. If any of these service persons or others I have added are family members and/or you wish to manage their memorials, just let me know. I am happy to transfer.

Anyone who wants to use my photos in their family tree, on Findagrave, or any other site may do so without my permission.

I would very much appreciate tributes of love to the memorial of a baby whose heartbreaking obituary I found in a newspaper from 1923:

Baby John Doe: 136921616

Heartfelt thanks to all those who have already added notes--you mean more than I can say

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Linda C. Driscoll
Harry A Thomas 111467107
Thank you very much for the photo of Harry A. Thomas. Sad that the dates are buried.
Added by Linda C. Driscoll on Dec 17, 2014 9:36 PM
Beverly Bender (Snyder)
RE: Renz family coming your way
Thank you very much, you have taken great care of them. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Added by Beverly Bender (Snyder) on Dec 17, 2014 8:35 PM
Dr. Cynthia, I am going to regard the transfer of the 3 Spelker memorials to me for management as early Christmas presents! Thank you so much for entrusting me with their stories! Have a blessed day, Warmly, Helen
Added by Helen on Dec 15, 2014 2:40 PM
Judy Llamas
Edna and Karl Gruenke
Thank you VERY much for the transfers and for making their memorials. I appreciate it!
Added by Judy Llamas on Dec 15, 2014 7:47 AM
Hi Cynthia, thank you so much for the lovely images posted on the memorial for my Ella Spelker! They were such a gift on this overcast, wintery day. I would love to maintain her husband's memorial if you want me to. In time, I will be able to write more of her story. Thank you very much for all your assistance and for what you do for others in their family histories! Warmly, Helen Murphy
Added by Helen on Dec 12, 2014 6:49 PM
Butturff photo
Thank you for the picture. It is greatly appreciated.
Added by sibe80 on Dec 12, 2014 7:39 AM
Thank you!
Thank you for taking the photo of the Shaw grave!
Added by cataplin on Dec 11, 2014 1:06 PM
Sarah Quinn
RE: Sending winter greetings, Sarah!
thank you so much. I hope you have a beautiful holiday and winter. No snow for us in north Carolina but it is very cold. I wonder how bad this winter will get by February. My very best always. Sarah.
Added by Sarah Quinn on Nov 30, 2014 6:48 PM
Sherry Patterson
Letitia & Virgil Ford
Dr. Cynthia, Thank you so much for the picture and the use of them. Sherry
Added by Sherry Patterson on Nov 25, 2014 7:57 PM
Eva Wade
Thank you for the memorial transfer. It was unexpected and greatly appreciated. Also thank you for the headstone photo. Regards, Lori
Added by Elkv42 on Nov 21, 2014 11:04 AM
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