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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 do. By "clean off," I am referring to 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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RE: Sophia Showalter

Your welcome. As soon as I added the mother I realized that was wrong, so I deleted it right away. I was the one who added the list of names. Sophia was my 4th great grandmother.


Added by VICKI SCHMAEMAN on Apr 20, 2017 2:37 PM
RE: Mabel Memorial
I can't say "THANK YOU" enough!
Added by LRobin on Apr 18, 2017 5:05 AM
RE: Mabel Memorial
Did you make it to Mabel Memorial? Do you have any info on whether they are open for good or not? My dad would like to make one more trip down, especially if the church itself is open. Any redirect would be appreciated. And, again, THANK YOU!
Added by LRobin on Apr 17, 2017 4:56 PM
RE: Mabel Memorial
Thank you! I've posted the news feed on my family FB site. We can't make it down. Too long of a drive for a one-day trip.

But if you go, be sure to check out the "donated by Armstrong Family" stone in the wall. That's "us."

The Clatterbucks and Beaches in the cemetery are our relatives.

Added by LRobin on Apr 14, 2017 8:24 PM
father of William Theodore Shipp#93306430
Hi,please add father of William Theodore Shipp to his memorial site.Herman Albert Shipp is listed as father in posted obituary but not linked at his site.Tried several times to add but wouldn't add.don't know if the glitch is in my computer or program.Herman Albert Shipp#120909632.Thanks, B.C. Shipp
Added by Beloved on Mar 23, 2017 9:36 AM
RE: Stolberg
Added by Ralf on Mar 23, 2017 2:48 AM
Family Stewart Cemetery
Hi Kimmie:

Hey it looks great! Thanks for letting me know. Think had some info on their children if I can remember where it's at. But thanks really go to Christine on the forum because I couldn't figure out the location or the coordinates. Will let her know. Thanks again and have a great weekend.

Added by Alicelth on Feb 25, 2017 10:51 AM
Glen Russel Frank
Can you please update his burial location. He is buried here-

DATE OF BIRTH: 11/23/1922
DATE OF DEATH: 08/23/2016

Thank you, K.
Added by K on Feb 21, 2017 5:29 PM
Donna Anderson Follin
Thanks for leaving flowers on my husbands virtual grave
Added by Donna Anderson Follin on Feb 20, 2017 7:29 AM
RE: Stewarts

Hope you had a good weekend. Sent you directions from Help with Find a Grave on how to create a new cemetery. Hope it helps. Take care and thanks!

Added by Alicelth on Feb 19, 2017 5:34 AM
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