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winslet (#46606814)
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Bio Photo I have always loved to visit and walk through cemeteries. I love OLD Hollywood and would love to visit the cemeteries of Los Angeles (Hollywood Forever in particular). I recently visited New Orleans just to see the Cities of the Dead and they were quite different than what I had imagined. But definitely unique and beautiful! I want to go back soon and see all of the old cemeteries there, as there are a lot of them.

UPDATE as of July 2007:
I FINALLY made my way to Hollywood to see Hollywood Forever Cemetery and Westwood to see Marilyn Monroe's grave. Westwood is small and tranquil, and I met a fellow findagraver there. Hollywood Forever was different than I imagined, I was in awe when I accidentally ran across Valentino's grave as I was looking for William Desmond Taylor.

Oct 2007: We went back to New Orleans and found Lafayette Cemeteries 1 and 2, St. Joseph and Metairie. Lafayette #1 was really neat (and filled with tourists). Metairie was absolutely gorgeous!

April 2008: Went to Graceland and visited Elvis Presley's grave. Stopped by Vicksburg, MS Civil War Battlefield and saw civil war graves.

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B. P. Davhen
Elizabeth Taylor
Nice comment on Ms. Taylor's memorial page. While in California did you also visit Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, or Forest Lawn Glendale?
Added by B. P. Davhen on Nov 12, 2011 10:14 PM
RE: Joan
Thank You sorry for the long long delay. Never knew about, comments others could leave. Yes joan was GR8 of her 80+ movies, i owe approx 50. Too bad most are vhs. Just found out The TCM catalog has some of slient films on dvd. Thanx again. Mason D aka (Joan Crawfords GR8EST FAN)
Added by joancrawfordsgreatestfan on Apr 02, 2010 9:36 AM
earl jenkins
old cemetaries
glad to here of some one who loves cemetaries as much as i do.we live in ga and have stopped at cemetaries whenever we can.there is one in rome ga that has holocust victums,govenors,and many other famous people.there is also one in downtown atlanta called oakland cemetary.margaret mitchell who wrote gone with the wind is buried there,along with other famous people.and georgia has alot of confederate cemeteries as well.i see you have been a find a grave person for quite some time.well good luck in your hunt for old cemetaries
Added by earl jenkins on Mar 11, 2010 6:45 AM
Nancy Kiel-Gravning
Stan Kiel
Thank you for leaving a token for my brother.
Added by Nancy Kiel-Gravning on Feb 27, 2010 5:27 PM
Family Passing,
It is with a sad heart that I inform my Find A Grave friends of the passing of my Father, William Leondas "Bill" Myers Jr., yesterday, January 3rd, 2010. Please, keep our family in your prayers as we go through this difficult time.
Added by Cadmus on Jan 04, 2010 11:52 AM
Genealogist's Christmas Eve
'Twas the night before Christmas
When all through the house
Not a creature was stirring,
Not even my spouse.

The dining room table with clutter was spread
With pedigree charts and with letters which said...
"Too bad about the data for which you wrote;
Sank in a storm on an ill-fated boat."

Stacks of old copies of wills and such
Were proof that my work had become too much.
Our children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugarplums danced in their heads.

And I at my table was ready to drop
From work on my album with photos to crop.
Christmas was here, and such was my lot
That presents and goodies and toys I'd forgot.

Had I not been busy with grandparents' wills,
I'd not have forgotten to shop for such thrills,
While others bought gifts to bring Christmas cheers,
I'd spent time researching those birth dates and years.

While I was thus musing about my sad plight,
A strange noise on the lawn gave me such a great fright.
Away to the window I flew in a flash,
Tore open the drapes and yanked up the sash.

When what with my wondering eyes should appear,
But an overstuffed sleigh and eight small reindeer.
Up to the house top the reindeer they flew,
With a sleigh full of toys and 'ole Santa Claus, too.

And then in a twinkle, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of thirty-two hoofs.
As I drew in my head, and bumped it on the sash,
Down the cold chimney fell Santa--KER-RASH!

"Dear" Santa had come from the roof in a wreck,
And tracked soot on the carpet, (I could wring his short neck!)
Spotting my face, good 'ole Santa could see
I had no Christmas spirit you'd have to agree.

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work
And filled all the stockings, (I felt like a jerk).
Here was Santa, who'd brought us such gladness and joy:
When I'd been too busy for even one toy.

He spied my research on the table all spread
"A genealogist!" He cried! (My face was all red!)
"Tonight I've met many like you," Santa grinned,
As he pulled from his sack a large book he had penned.

I gazed with amusement--the cover it read
Genealogy Lines for Which You Have Plead.
"I know what it's like as a genealogy bug."
He said as he gave me a great Santa hug.

"While the elves make the sleighful of toys I now carry,
I do some research in the North Pole Library!
A special treat I am thus able to bring,
To genealogy folk who can't find a thing."

"Now off you go to your bed for a rest,
I'll clean up the house from this genealogy mess."
As I climbed up the stairs full of gladness and glee,
I looked back at Santa who'd brought much to me.

While settling in bed, I heard Santa's clear whistle,
To his team, which then rose like the down of a thistle.
And I heard him exclaim as he flew out of sight,
"Family history is Fun! Merry Christmas! Goodnight!"
Added by GenealogyGirl on Dec 25, 2009 12:46 AM
Derric Deon
Merry Christmas!!
Merry Christmas to you and your family and have a safe New Year.

God bless
Derric Deon
Added by Derric Deon on Dec 23, 2009 6:26 PM
Merry Christmas,
We wish you a Merry Christmas, filled with love through and through. A New Year filled with prosperity and may all your dreams come true.

Added by Cadmus on Dec 22, 2009 10:47 AM
curtis taylor
May your thanksgiving be beautiful
Full of family, full of love
Let the memories continue to be the season
Of your life and let the legacy of your beloved
be forever enshrined in happiness and joy
Always in the golden time of day.
Added by curtis taylor on Nov 23, 2009 2:37 PM
Thank you for your kindness and the token for my mother
Added by CDee on Aug 28, 2009 4:32 PM
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