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J McL (#46959617)
 member for 14 years, 3 months, 9 days
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Bio Photo I fell into this ancestry thing 7 yrs ago when a cousin in Brazil asked for the dates of our grandmother's birth & death. It snowballed from there into family trees, etc. and researching our history, both for my husband and myself. Then when I began photographing graves, someone from RAOGK (Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness) told me if I was doing my family graves then it would benefit others to photograph graves in the same cemetery! So another hobby was born as if I didn't have enough to do anyway! I am recovering from cancer & I find (& have always found) cemeteries restful, interesting and peaceful on a sunny day...and this gives me a chance to have a hobby that I am passionate about that I can work on at my own pace. Thanks to all the Find A Grave volunteers!
By the way, I am very pleased to make links, suggestions & transfers that are reasonable.

Please keep requests within the Findagrave transfer policy... namely parents, siblings, grand & great grandparents or 1st generation aunts & uncles. Yet if you care enough to ask for a transfer for a relative/dear friend to make links & bio I will honor it. I was recently denied a transfer request of my fathers sister from non-family as my Aunt was a friend of her mother & she prefers to keep her". ? ! ? Not nice!

I try to do the best I can with photos but our weather in Oregon this year (2014) in particular has been wet & soggy. Many of the graves are covered in mud or wet when I photo. Or at Mt.Calvary Cemetery there are the steep hills that I try not to stumble & roll down while photographing the stones! If you want to take a better photo you are always welcome to add it to my entry & I can delete my picture.

"Die Liebe Horet Nimmer Auf" - translated from German - The Love Never Ends

To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead breathing life into all who have gone before.

Your tombstone 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, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.
Author Unknown.....

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Thanks so much for the transfer of Anne Angel! I appreciate your kindness.
Added by Rosalie on Aug 16, 2017 7:58 AM
K Ham
Find a Grave Photo
Thank you so much for adding the photo for Paul Harmer's online memorial on the Find a Grave site! I just recently requested the photo so I was pleasantly surprised to find out it was already done by you. Thanks again!!!
Added by K Ham on Aug 14, 2017 5:49 PM
Thank you for posting headstone photo to the memorials of Chester and Lela Briggs. Your help is most appreciated.
Added by Sharon on Aug 12, 2017 2:22 PM
Mark Grafe
Thanks for the edit. Agatha's memorial has been transferred to you. Take care.
Added by Mark Grafe on Aug 09, 2017 7:03 PM
S. Pisciotta
RE: John Shea
I'm not I'm updating the entire family and would be much easier to have his.
Added by S. Pisciotta on Aug 07, 2017 6:38 PM
Pearl Boswell
RE: Bio for memorial. #147626340
Thank you for getting back to me so quickly. Over the next week I'll get it written up & I'll send it to you
Thank so much.
Added by Pearl Boswell on Jul 31, 2017 6:33 PM
Peter Joseph ("PJ") Braun
RE: Military markers
Gracias, mi Amiga... I really appreciate the chance to collaborate to ensure these vets are remembered. I just got back from a weekend visit from my sister in Richland/TriCities... but will get busy on these three vets later this evening. Namaste, "PJ"
Added by Peter Joseph ("PJ") Braun on Jul 31, 2017 4:44 PM
Pearl Boswell
Bio for memorial. #147626340
I've just found a moral of a woman who was my best friend's mother. I would like to write a bio for her to add to her memorial. She was a very good friend.
Pearl Boswell
Added by Pearl Boswell on Jul 31, 2017 1:57 PM
Michele Ann, Reynolds - Cochran
RE: You are correct
Thank you for the help.all info matches except for her first name but I am sure it's the same person is there a way to cross reference her with both spellings of her first name?
Added by Michele Ann, Reynolds - C... on Jul 26, 2017 10:35 PM
Deby Beran
Edward Landreth
Thank you very much for the photo for him and his wife. I am sadly behind in my thank you notes but do sincerely appreciate your time and talent in contributing to Find A Grave.

Added by Deby Beran on Jul 26, 2017 4:56 PM
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