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Soupbone (#46921819)
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Bio Photo When I was a child, it was not unusual for Mom and Dad to make a detour through a local cemetery on the way home from town. I've been interested in them and the stories they hold ever since. Also, I am interested in the genealogy of my family and that of others. Again, it's largely about the stories. People (and sometimes pets), ordinary or extraordinary who, like you and I, were once walking around, talking, eating, breathing...
and then they're just gone.

I enjoy Find A Grave and find it a tranquil and inspirational place and a great resource. It can also be lonely and a bit spooky too, and that's good, like the real thing. Overall it's very touching and thought provoking.

I hope to continue helping with photo requests and by eventually adding some memorial pages.

A work in progress, more soon...

The sky holds all our wishes
The dish ran away with the spoon
Chimney smoke ties the roofs to the sky
There's a hole over head
it's only the moon

Will there ever be a tree
That's grown from the seeds I've sown
Life is a path lit only by
the light of those I've loved
By the light of those I love

Life's a path lit only by
the light of those I've loved
By the light of those I love

Jayne's Blue Wish
Written and produced by: Tom Waits/ Kathleen Waits-Brennan
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The Hinckley Graver
Bill Evans
Hi. I'm glad you were successful in getting Bill Evans out on find a grave. His grave is located at Plot: Section #161, Plot K if you would like to add this. I have an entry as well but the findagrave editors wouldn't accept it. it is located at Find A Grave Memorial# 34093003. There are extra pictures out there as well.
Added by The Hinckley Graver on Oct 31, 2011 6:50 PM
Purdy Photos
Thanks so much for the fine Purdy tombstone photos in Oakwood Cemetery. You're GREAT!!
Added by Jean on Oct 16, 2010 8:23 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 1:22 AM
K.A.O.S. in Los Angeles
Merry Christmas
Warm wishes for a joyous Christmas season and the happiest of New Year's to you.
Added by K.A.O.S. in Los Angeles on Dec 22, 2009 11:02 AM
Sherry (Tackett) Plowman
Added by Sherry (Tackett) Plowman on Nov 26, 2009 5:53 AM
Thanksgiving Day Wishes ...

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving my friend!

Kym ☺
Added by Kym☺ on Nov 25, 2009 11:58 PM
Sangiorgio Family
I thank you so much for taking your time to visit my Father Memorial is really refreshing to know that there is caring people like you left in the world.

We thank you in behalf of my Family and me .

Mike F.Sangiorgio III

Added by Sangiorgio Family on Oct 06, 2009 2:38 AM
Thank you very much for the Puppe photos at St. John's
Added by DaveVangsness on Jul 01, 2009 12:43 PM
Michael Harrington
Dear Soupbone,
Sorry I didn't get back to you. Thank you so much for writing and wishing me Happy Easter. May you and your family be blessed.


Added by Michael Harrington on Apr 13, 2009 8:42 AM
Happy Easter!
Easter blessings to you and yours!
Added by Seagull on Apr 12, 2009 8:35 PM
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