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|My name is Ruth Adams Minter, daughter of Charlie Arthur Adams and Dovie Marie Massengale. I was born with the name of Mary Ruth, but have used Ruth Adams Minter since marriage. I was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee but have lived in Maryland since my ex-husband's last military transfer.|
I started doing genealogy research in 1977 when we discovered that my husband knew more about the pedigree of the dog he bought than he did his own family. I slowed down with research for about 10 years but started up again after I retired.
Some of the surnames I am researching are: Adams, Massengale, Lusk, Flora, Dykes, Cooper, Powell, Carver, Birchfield, Yoder, Detter, Reep, Brimer, Sitton, Lockhart. I spend more time on some surnames than others.
My Dad told me years ago that everyone should always put names on the backs of pictures......wish I had listened when I copied old photos from relatives.......so, please do that, but do it with an archival safe pen or a pencil.
I've seen several versions of this but found a note on the internet from the author, with 1 version listing "author unknown" but this is the version she copyrighted, according to the article I read.
"Those we love don't go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear.
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
Love leaves a memory no one can steal."
--From a headstone in Ireland
STRANGERS IN THE BOX
Come, look with me inside this drawer,
In this box I've often seen,
At the pictures, black and white,
Faces proud, still, serene.
I wish I knew the people,
These strangers in the box,
Their names and all their memories
Are lost among my socks.
I wonder what their lives were like,
How did they spend their days?
What about their special times?
I'll never know their ways.
If only someone had taken time
To tell who, what, where, when,
These faces of my heritage
Would come to life again.
Could this become the fate
Of the pictures we take today?
The faces and the memories
Someday to be tossed away?
Make time to save your pictures
Seize the opportunity when it knocks,
Or someday you and yours could be
The strangers in the box.
~author: Pam Harazim~
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|Dstmnstr||Jesse and Nellie Potter's gravestone|
I found their gravestones at section E North.
Added by Dstmnstr on Oct 09, 2013 9:30 AM
|Ruth ||RE: Re: Bobby Bell|
Yes, I am related to the Colemans. Ray is, per Family Tree Maker, my 2nd cousin 1X removed, whatever that means. :-) To put into better perspective, Ray's father, George Franklin Coleman, was a first cousin of my maternal grandmother. Ray's paternal grandmother, Maggie Parham Coleman, was a sister of my maternal great-grandmother, Nancy Salina "Lina" Parham.
Thank you so much for this information. I will send you an email either tonight or tomorrow.
Added by Ruth on Sep 18, 2013 1:42 PM
|Ruth ||Bobby Bell|
Ruth, did Bobby Bell have a sister named Betty Jo? The reason I ask is because I found a Tennessee marriage record for Betty Jo Bell and Albert Ray Coleman (brother of Richard Lee, Bobby's husband). One of the bondsmen on the marriage license was W.J. Bell.
I'm not at my computer and was afraid I would forget if I didn't ask you while this was on my mind.
Added by Ruth on Sep 18, 2013 9:19 AM
|Ruth ||RE: Richard Lee Coleman|
Thank you, Ruth, for linking Richard to his parents so promptly. Richard was my cousin. I was glad to find his memorial and glad to know management is in good hands.
Added by Ruth on Sep 18, 2013 8:17 AM
George is a distant cousin, Sherlin side, and I would rather hang on to him. I will be glad to add any additional information that you might have.
Added by Diana on May 07, 2013 10:55 AM
|John S. Sims||4-4-13|
Please make a separate request for the photo of Mrs. Wadgalis' marker and I will take it for you.
|Jim Butcher||Hi Ruth|
Found your page.
|Laurie Wilson||RE: Poem|
Glad to help. Laurie
Treasures in a Box by Pamela Harazim. Feel free to use, I have her name at the top of the poem. Happy hunting. Laurie
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