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kimmie925 (#47790555)
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Bio Photo I have been taking pictures of cemeteries for 30+ years. I love the history and beauty of old cemeteries. It bothers me to see old cemeteries forgotten about and not being taken care of. Any stones I find that I can prop up and clean off, I will, by taking a soft cloth or a stick or my hands to brush off mud, grass, mold if possible, and yes, even cow poop occasionally, in order to make the stone legible in the picture.

I get a lot of photo requests that I can't fulfill - I wish I had more time - but I prefer to do western Rockingham County, Virginia/Mathias, West Virginia. I can go as far north as Broadway/Timberville or south to Dayton/Bridgewater. I prefer not to do eastern Rockingham or Augusta County. I have gotten several requests for Pendleton County, West Virginia, which is about 40+ miles from me. I don't know if I can ever get out that way.

Please use the edit link on the upper right corner of a memorial if you would like me to make additions, corrections, or add links, and I will do so. I am happy to make reasonable transfers. I have noticed some people are very good about making corrections or adding information right away, and others seem not to do it all.

Any pictures I take of cemeteries and stones, you are welcome to use for personal use. This does not mean you can create a duplicate memorial and copy my pictures onto it, which is against FAG rules. ANY FAMILY PICTURES OF GROUPS OR INDIVIDUALS, DO NOT USE. THESE ARE MY PERSONAL PICTURES AND I OWN THE ORIGINALS.

Helpful tip if anyone needs lots of pics from around here - I know there is a limit of 20 requests per week, so if you need more than that, please put the extra names in the Note section of your request for each cemetery - this will really help the photo volunteers and decrease the amount of repeat trips out to the same cemetery.

The following poem was written in 1906 by Walter Butler Palmer.

Dear Grandfather,
Your tombstone now stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out on polished marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care,
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist,
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh and blood and bone.
Our heart contracts and beats a pulse,
Entirely not our own.
Dear Grandfather, the place you filled
One hundred years ago,
Spreads out among the ones you left,
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder how you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew,
That someday I would find this spot,
And come and visit you.

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Glenn Huffman
RE: Hannah spitzer
I couldn't find James Robinson. He may have died during the War.
Added by Glenn Huffman on Sep 17, 2017 8:08 PM
Glenn Huffman
RE: Hannah spitzer
I couldn't find James Robinson. He may have died during the War.
Added by Glenn Huffman on Sep 17, 2017 8:08 PM
Kitty Whitlock
William Hartless
Thank you so much for your information on the cemetery he is in. I really appreciate it.
Added by Kitty Whitlock on Sep 11, 2017 8:17 PM
Harold howell
Thank you for your time, kindness and effort I'm trying to get me the picture of the headstone of John Quesenberry.
I'm sorry that it was an empty trip.
Thank you so much.
Have a great night, God bless you.
And have a good rest of the week.
Harold E. Howell
Added by Harold howell on Sep 11, 2017 6:21 PM
Margaret Richardson
E C Dove
Thank you for taking the time to check on the photo for her and acquiring the information for me. It was very informative. I appreciate the time you took.

Margaret R
Added by Margaret Richardson on Sep 11, 2017 6:56 AM
Weston hospital photo request
thank you for letting me know there are no stones there now. And for including the link to the asylum. I found very interesting. thanks!
Added by genieresearcher on Sep 10, 2017 11:33 PM
not forgotten
RE: picture
the picture is still side ways
Added by not forgotten on Sep 01, 2017 10:36 AM
not forgotten
RE: picture
Thank you
Added by not forgotten on Sep 01, 2017 10:27 AM
not forgotten
would you check the picture you have on memorial
103288448 Thank you
Added by not forgotten on Sep 01, 2017 9:50 AM
Jan robinson
RE: Woodbine
No it is still at right angle. So is John Russell and wife Tsukuko (sp) Wagner.
Added by Jan robinson on Aug 30, 2017 5:02 PM
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