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Cathy Porter-Maynard (#47009361)
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"Genealogy is like a gigantic gigsaw puzzle.
It's going to take a while to piece it all together. " -- Author unknown
"But don't forget the pioneers!
Brave heroes and heroines!
Their graves shall yet be found,
And monuments shall mark their dust,
As sacred earth and ground."
SOURCE: Mr. Wally Garchow.
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"Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present and future." (Shared by NJBrewer).
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..."Death is nothing at all. It does not count. I have only slipped away into the next room. Nothing has happened. Everything remains exactly as it was. I am I, and you are you, and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged. Whatever we were to each other, that we are still. Call me by the old familiar name. Speak of me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference into your tone. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was. There is absolute and unbroken continuity. What is this death but a negligible accident? Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner. All is well." -Anonymous
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..."I know there is no end to grief, thatís how I know there is no end to love."
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your interest in my old family photos
I have other old family photos which I could email for you to see if you have an alternate (non public) email address. Some of them I dont think of as old because I am in them but they are over 1/2 century old! Other photos are from 19th century.
Added by Derwin on Jul 11, 2017 2:18 PM
Joseph & Connie
Joe Driver
Thank you for posting the Photo.
Added by Joseph & Connie on Jul 04, 2017 11:28 AM
old photos
see Find A Grave 44383449 for another photo supplied by me which is credited to me but not connected to my Find A Grave record. Further I supplied a really great pic of this man and his sister Adelaide taken when they were both very cute well dressed children but it was not used on Find A Grave
Added by Derwin on Jun 23, 2017 6:29 PM
RE: Thank-you, so much...
Yes I tried to post photos which were appropriate. Some of the photos as you may have determined were not people related to me. Also I had a number of photos from 19th century which I did not post but emailed to people who were more closely related to the person(s) pictured and they chose not to put them on Find A Grave.
Added by Derwin on Jun 23, 2017 5:00 PM
Effie's friend Sarah
Looked at my records - no clue if Sarah taught school but likely IMHO. BTW my mother's father was born in Blunt SD. My mother died at 92 a little over a year ago - she is on FindAGrave too.
Added by Derwin on Jun 03, 2017 11:39 AM
Effie Voorus
Of course. You may use them as you like. Thanks for asking. I did not know they were related. I guess you know that Elizabeth Dickey Laughlin (the mother of my mother's father) was (1893-1897) Superintendent of Hughes County (Pierre) schools. I know that Effie taught school but don't know about her friend. My mother's mother fortunately wrote info on back of photos.
Added by Derwin on Jun 03, 2017 11:33 AM
RE: Mayflower-List ?
Hi - Cathy - I am not connected with any of the New England Richardsons. My father from the John Richardson of VA. Richard Warren is a 9th great grandfather of my mother, Frances Johnson. I think one of her aunts was a member. This is in my dave-richardson file in Sorry I am no help. Dave
Added by DaveRichardson on May 29, 2017 5:36 PM
RE: Post Script: Clarissa Richardson POWELL Porter, wife of Edward Porter.
Hi - I am I archive my dave-xxxx files in and my dave-Richardson file has my John Richardsons who seems to have started in the Lower Little Reed Island settlements about 1769 in what is now Pulaski Co. VA. Several of us are getting connected thru yDNA. The descendants of John and son John are mixed up.
Good Luck Dave
Added by DaveRichardson on May 29, 2017 6:22 AM
Janet Muff
RE: We should all be thanking YOU! :)
We started packing the minivan yesterday, with a lot of help from our two Springer Spaniel puppies. Thanks for your good thoughts.
Added by Janet Muff on May 28, 2017 5:14 PM
Janet Muff
Cathy, thanks for putting the information on the memorial and for reassuring me. I'm just in the final countdown for the cross-country trip (from CA to VT) and the making a lot of find-a-grave edits would be the last straw. Seems like every time I turn around there are more things on my "to do" list.
Added by Janet Muff on May 24, 2017 11:08 PM
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