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Kathy Melton (#48119782)
 member for 4 years, 5 months, 11 days
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Hi Grave Fans. My name is Kathy. I am currenty in my seventies and retired. Retired to me does not mean I am retiring from life. It means I am trying to find ways to view things that perhaps I didn't have time to think about when I was younger. I am trying to feel things perhaps differently than I ever allowed myself before. If I stated certain facts about my thoughts, would others think I was crazy or perhaps 'one brick short of a whole load'. That would have bothered me in the past when I was younger; however; not anymore. The majority of people that are passing away are my friends and sometimes a relative. People my age. I have to think of a new way of defining my friendship or relationship with these people. I don't want to forget them. I want to continue that relationship. Now, I am not into ghost or the walking dead. I like to think about these people and write to them in my Find a Grave rants. Just like they were setting right next to me; or like they are in another state or on vacation. I'm just letting them know how my life is going; letting them know about new additions to our family. Letting them know about these special beings that someday they will meet and love. These are people that 'they' knew and loved; and had they not passed, would still be a part of their lives. Some have seen my notes to my friends and relatives and thought I have gone crazy. That's okay. (Shame on them for talking behind my back.) I don't care what anyone feels about my writings. I feel good, free, and unembarrassed about what and who I write to. I feel a special closeness to these deceased. They are very alive subjects to my writting. I have written to deceased people that catch my eye when I am walking in a cemetary. I write to babies that never took a breath. The best thing about it is the notes I get from parents that thank me for the 'note' Relatives that thank me for a remeberance. I don't do it for the 'thanks' but hearing from these people delights me. When I eventually come to these memorials again I notice that some of these people are now writing to there loved one; much like I do. It really helps the way you feel about the loss and the long wait to see your friend or love one again some day. Don't let people make you feel silly for expressing yourself to your loved one. You are okay. Accept yourself. God loves you and that is why he didn't wipe all your beloved memories away the minute the person passed. Your memories are yours until you die. Exercise your right to use them over and over again. Your dreams will pull up these memories over and over again. I have seen my Mom and Dad, newphews, Grand parents, and friends. The dreams make them come right back to me. I can hear their voices like they are in the same room with me. When I wake up it is like they visited. Now I have another memory. Why would I ever want to lose that gift. Kathy
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Could I ask you to go to Fountain, Pike County, Kentucky and replace the picture on the tribute to Nona Mae Lowe with the twin picture you put on for Linda Ellen Lowe? They were twins. Nona Mae only lived five hours, and Linda Ellen lived five days. The picture on Nona Mae's looks like a child, which she never got to be. The twin picture would call attention to her being a twin. Thank you.
Added by Janive on Jun 18, 2016 5:43 AM
Marjorie Sue Akin #80254172

I just wanted to thank you for your lovely tribute added to my little niece's memorial. I surely appreciate your thoughtfulness. I know that she is safe in the arms of Jesus and I will be united with her one day for eternity evermore!

"Absent from the body, present with the Lord"

God Bless.......Tunie

Added by Tunie on Apr 19, 2016 7:12 PM
Hi Kathy:
I noticed that you had left a beautiful token for Terry.Larson # 63515956...

Are you a relative or a friend of his by any chance ? I have a question for you if you are either of the above :-)

Added by Beth on Nov 11, 2014 6:08 PM
Louis du Mort
Lauren Bacall
Chandler's dad on Friends was played by Kathleen Turner, not Lauren Bacall.


Louis M.
Added by Louis du Mort on Aug 12, 2014 7:43 PM
Robin Williams
I appreciated your kind words about depression.
Added by AR on Aug 11, 2014 8:27 PM
Glenda (Baker) Kiffer
Baby Bruce
Hi Kathy, I am baby Brucies sister, I was only 3
when he visited us. He passed from spinal meningitis, drs told mom he only had a cold. Thank you so much for giving him the puppy, I sure he would have loved it.
Added by Glenda (Baker) Kiffer on Jul 16, 2014 3:16 PM
A Muddle
Could you please tell me if Henry and Mary Rohe, memorials # 115690992 and 115691263 are the parents of William Rohe and Caroline (Rohe) Carr, memorials # 124902618 and 107587776 ? I thought I had a match for William Rohe's parents, but after reading Caroline's obituary, I think I am mistaken. If you find the maiden name, "Hess," on Mary Rohe's memorial, that was my doing and could be wrong, if I had the wrong Mary Rohe. Can you help? Thank you!
Added by HJ on Feb 16, 2014 5:50 PM
Frank Tudor
Hi Kathy,

Thank you for taking a photo for me of Frank Tudor's headstone. May I use the photo in my family tree? I would give you photo credit. thanks again,

Added by Erin on May 13, 2013 5:38 PM

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