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Sylvia Hertel (#48279521)
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Bio Photo Writing memorials, especially of family members, is a great joy of mine, but pulling families together through family links is an even greater joy, even after they have been gone for a hundred years or more.

Right now, that's about all I can do as a Find A Grave volunteer, but I hope to be able to get back to taking photos of headstones again at some point.

Other special interests of mine are old cemeteries, some of which have already been long forgotten, and the many men who were killed in action while fighting for our freedom. They, too, are too easily forgotten. Nobody should ever be forgotten, no matter how long they have been gone, or why.

I firmly believe in keeping memories of individuals alive, and their families together.

The picture above was a little spot I found tucked away, well out of sight, in the middle of a relatively small town. In the spring and through about half the summer it is filled with bright yellow miniature ranunculus, the bushes around this area bloom throughout the summer season, and back in the brush tiger lilies grow every year also. I learned there was once a small house sitting back in there, owned by a lady who loved to grow flowers and anything that would bloom. She has been gone for nearly 100 years. Her house has been gone almost as long, but the flowers and flowering bushes she had planted and cared for during her lifetime are all still there. I call this spot my own Little Garden of Eden.

I think that's a good description of what Find A Grave is all about. Like all the flowers and blooming bushes keep that lady's memory alive, so Find A Grave keeps the memories of so many individuals alive.
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Messages left for Sylvia Hertel (4)[Leave Message]
VDR
RE: Lybrand
Sylvia -

Photo loaded -

Valerie
Added by VDR on Sep 19, 2014 1:15 AM
VDR
My rand
This cemetery would know and it would be noted on his information. I have a summer photo of his lot and I will send it to you once I am home. Sorry I wish I could do more for you. Valerie
Added by VDR on Sep 16, 2014 1:01 PM
VDR
Civil Ivan Lybrand
I filled this request for you before - no stone, on his left is a Hugh Jackson and on his right is Ralph Grabill,
Added by VDR on Sep 16, 2014 12:10 PM
MICHAEL WAYNE HUTCHISON A PROUD U.S. ARMY VET
RE: Jordean (Hirtel) Cox
you are so very welcome,, I'm so glad I provided a way for you to find your cousins burial site and date of her death.
Added by MICHAEL WAYNE HUTCHISON A... on Sep 08, 2014 10:23 PM
 

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