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merrittann (#48374831)
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Sheri West
August & Carrie Gruhn
Thank you so much for their tombstone photo :)
Added by Sheri West on Mar 24, 2014 11:35 PM
RE: 2014 cemetery project
Thanks for your reply. Yes you would show up on the 5th with a camera. As for cleaning tools, I would suggest a broom for sweeping off flat to the ground stones and a sturdy spray bottle that can be filled with water.

When I first started doing this sort of work I did some minimal cleaning to bring out the name, dates, and any epitath in place. But once I learned that the FAQ says its better to leave a stone 'in situ' (in other words as found) I've altered how I clean.

I like to take a 'overall' shot that has a standing stone at a angle that shows two sides of it and the entire stone from top to base. Then I take close up shots of the name, dates, and any epitath. Flat to the ground stones its a 'overall' shot, trying to avoid casting shadow on the stone or getting sun glare on the stone. Then close ups.

Hope this helps!
Added by Taweret on Mar 21, 2014 11:34 AM
2014 cemetery project
Cemetery project for this year will be at Old Tacoma. If you'd like to take part I'm doing a meet up/photodoc on April 5th starting at 9:30 am.
Added by Taweret on Mar 20, 2014 6:02 PM
Karen Peterson Riley
RE: Thanks from one Riley to another...
I have found Robert Earl and Mary Riley and Thomas and they have been transferred to me. If you would like to add pictures, please feel free to do so. I look forward to your input.
Added by Karen Peterson Riley on Mar 19, 2014 9:22 AM
Karen Peterson Riley
Riley family
I am thrilled that you sent me a notice. I in turn sent you an email regarding the family connection. Thank you for contacting me.
Added by Karen Peterson Riley on Mar 18, 2014 3:03 AM

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