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Patrick Egan (#47841799)
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Bio Photo Retired Teacher. I am an Author and Writer. I reside in Rainbow Lake, NY. I live in the northern reaches of the Adirondacks. I have, it seems, always felt the need to wander and muse my way through cemeteries both large (Greenwood in Brooklyn) and small (like the ones around my home). If you need help in locating a marker for a photo, etc in Essex, Franklin or Clinton Co's of NYS feel free to get in touch. Chat with me.

It's hard to believe but the summer of 2015 is past its prime. It's mid-August and a tree in my yard has already turned red and the dead leaves are ready to drop. It's an anomaly, of course. Green is still the dominate color. The black flies are gone but the mosquitoes and gnats plague "gravers" like me. The summer in the North Country has been cool and wet. Last winter proved too much for my wife and I, so we are going to be snow-birds from October until April. We'll drive with our RV in tow to Florida for a few months and then...maybe west into the desert or to Puerto Rico, until the ice has melted and the snow has cleared away from the shaded parts of the cemeteries. Have a great late summer and a colorful fall, wherever you live.

The quiet country cemeteries sit by the roadside and wait for the Find-a-Grave photo volunteer (me) to wander through the old stone gates and begin another season of searching for burial sites for so many loved ones who live too distant to water the flowers and tidy the plot. I'm armed with my camera and notebook. Contact me. I would love to hear your stories and the stories of those who are absent from your life.
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RE: Joel Wilcox
lol! No, you forgot to mention that ... you really are a great guy! I appreciate it. Velma
Added by vrhansen on Aug 20, 2015 8:16 AM
Josephine Dame
Hey Patrick,
Thanks so much for photographing the back side of Josephine's stone. Always interesting to see what information and who is listed on a stone.
Added by Sue on Aug 19, 2015 8:14 PM
Joel Wilcox
Patrick, thank you for taking time out of your day to photograph and post the photo of Joel's headstone. I appreciate it very much. Velma Wilson Hansen
Added by vrhansen on Aug 19, 2015 7:21 PM
William H Rogers
Thanks so much for the great photo of his memorial stone. Happy trails...
Added by Sabina on Aug 19, 2015 6:06 PM
Michael Wayne
Memorial Photo's
Patrick thank you for all the great photo's

Added by Michael Wayne on Aug 19, 2015 5:34 PM
Alison Painter
Keziah Hodges Stark
Thank you so much for taking the time to get the photo of my grandmother's grave.
Added by Alison Painter on Aug 19, 2015 5:28 PM
Jeff G.
Thank You
Thanks for the excellent photo you took of Alfred Gauthier's headstone at St. Bernard's Cemetery. I appreciate your personal time taken to do this for me. The photo is a nice addition to his memorial and to my family tree.

Jeff Gonyea :)
Added by Jeff G. on Jul 11, 2015 7:01 PM
Steven Wiezbicki
Corporal Barnett D. Goff, Co. D, 142nd N.Y., and Co. D, 169th N.Y.

Hi Patrick,

Thanks for the excellent photograph of Barnett's gravestone!


- Steve Wiezbicki, Historian of the 169th N.Y.
Added by Steven Wiezbicki on Jul 03, 2015 8:18 PM
Erin Bohannon
Charles M. Sayles
Thank you so much for the photos! I see you had to do a bit of digging to rescue his marker...I thank you so much for that extra effort!

BTW...teachers and writers do not EVER retire...they just don't don't get paid for their efforts anymore! After all the years of me complaining about learning something useless that I would never need in real life...well, my history teachers are having the last laugh now!
Added by Erin Bohannon on Jun 25, 2015 7:58 AM
Nadeen Sobottka
Sargeants Photo's
Hi Patrick, thank you ever so much for obtaining the tombstone photo's for the Sargeants. It is very much appreciated! Regards, Nadeen
Added by Nadeen Sobottka on May 18, 2015 5:46 AM
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