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Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey (#47784539)
 member for 5 years, 2 months, 11 days
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Bio Photo Long-time lecturer of writing and women's studies at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH. I am an addictive reader, am interested in geneaology, folk music and sacred harp, and am an Anglican, guitar player, singer, guardian of two rescue dogs and mother of a beautiful adult son.

I enjoy walking in cemeteries and have made it a personal project to photograph and record the headstones of military personnel in addition to requests in local cemeteries, in honor of their service and the service of my father, stepfather, and uncles in World War II and Korea, friends from Viet Nam, and students from the Gulf Wars and the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. If any of these service persons or others I have added are family members and/or you wish to manage their memorials, just let me know. I am happy to transfer.

Anyone who wants to use my photos in their family tree, on Findagrave, or any other site may do so without my permission.

I am primarily a volunteer photographer and often am unrelated to the people whose memorials I make, so I am happy to transfer. I am doing this work to honor what would otherwise be lost lives, to make visible what has been forgotten.

I would very much appreciate tributes of love to the memorial of a baby whose heartbreaking obituary I found in a newspaper from 1926, and another from a death record:

Baby John Doe: 136921616

and to a young girl who had a hard life and a brief stay in this world: Rene Holley 145768090

Heartfelt thanks to all those who have already added notes--you mean more than I can say.
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David E Wanzenried
Elarton transfer
Thank you.
Added by David E Wanzenried on Jun 26, 2017 5:33 PM
Caveman
CREQUE
THANK YOU
Added by Caveman on Jun 14, 2017 4:08 PM
Colin Baird
RE: Cemetery pictures
I go to the Eisenhour Cemetery near Pemberville once in a while to take pictures, and wouldn't you know it, our friend Henry has created several memorials at that cemetery too. Believe it or not, every once in a while he gets a couple right. I guess even a blind pig will find an acorn if he tries often enough. It's gonna' be a 'scorcher' this week, and I sure hope we get some rain. My garden could use a nice drink.
Added by Colin Baird on Jun 11, 2017 1:15 PM
Colin Baird
RE: Cemetery pictures
Good for you guys, Cynthia. We could use a nice little shower ourselves. St. Louis Cemetery was 77% photographed when I started, and it is now 91% complete. I think that's pretty good considering our friend Henry has a lot of people buried there that I couldn't find.
Added by Colin Baird on Jun 09, 2017 1:17 PM
Colin Baird
Cemetery pictures
I finished up at St. Louis Cemetery this afternoon, and the last picture I got was the headstone of Angela Ziolkowski, one of the memorials you created. I'm going to take a few days off before I start on another cemetery, and right now I'm going to go water my Tomatoes and Cucumbers. Enjoy a nice afternoon and evening.
Added by Colin Baird on Jun 08, 2017 1:27 PM
Don Smithhisler
flowers and pics
thank you very much for the flowers and pics it means a lot to our family
Added by Don Smithhisler on Jun 08, 2017 10:53 AM
Colin Baird
RE: St. Louis Catholic Cemetery.
Gotcha', Lady. Enjoy a nice evening.
Added by Colin Baird on Jun 07, 2017 5:24 PM
Jeffrey Shorf Sr.
RE: Catherine deBlasi photo
It was my pleasure.Glad I could help.
Added by Jeffrey Shorf Sr. on Jun 07, 2017 11:38 AM
Colin Baird
St. Louis Catholic Cemetery.
I've been doing pictures at St. Louis Cemetery this week, and I've added a few to some of the memorials that you created. Unfortunately, our friend Henry also created some memorials there, and I can assure you, the nightmare is far from over. Colin
Added by Colin Baird on Jun 07, 2017 11:05 AM
Nancy Schwab-Ketner
RE: Pegishes on their way to you
Thank you!
Added by Nancy Schwab-Ketner on Jun 03, 2017 5:29 PM
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