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Gollirowe
Dog lover, gourd artist and the family historian. For years my Dad gave me things to put away for "when he was gone". It was because he preferred me, it was because I have no children and he wanted me to get to decide which of my sister's kids get what! Joke was on me I guess - but it spurred my interest in our family. Thank goodness one day before he died I sat with him for 4 hours writing down every word he said of every memory of his life.

I started skulking around cemeteries about 2 years ago. Didn't need to know anyone there, just enjoyed reading the stones and wondering who the people were. I began recording all the family stones and then began adding stones for family members who didn't have them.

It was a natural progression into genealogy and then into working with old Southern Cemeteries. My family all were in places distant to where I live (South Carolina) but my husband has tons of family spread out through small and often forgotten cemeteries and I'm working my way through them.

Found, Find A Grave and now I have a real calling to find graves for others that want to know about their loved ones.

I am also very involved in dog rescue, Basenjis - the African Barkless dogs. There are simply never enough hours in the day to do all of the things that interest me.

Added by: Gollirowe
3/12/2012

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