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Linda Burton Kochanov (#47019931)
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Bio Photo "We actually don't fear death. We fear that no one will notice our absence, that we will disappear without a trace". (unknown)
People come to Find a Grave for many reasons; genealogy, curiosity, closure. People volunteer on Find a Grave for many reasons; genealogy, curiosity, closure. Sadly, some are in a contest to see how many memorial pages they can put in, mistakes and all, and they hold tight to those pages they've created even if they aren't related to them at all…for them it's all about the numbers.
My friend, Melinda Fowler, and I started doing this for our own families and then it quickly became something bigger…it was about other people's families. We have gotten such satisfaction out of fulfilling requests and everyone is so grateful. But it is "we" who are grateful for the opportunity to honor your relatives. We're not in this for the count, but for the gratification in connecting relatives and for recognizing the need to say "I WAS HERE".
p.s. I take a lot of random pictures in the Danbury, CT and Westchester County, New York area. If I should happen to run into your family and you would like to take ownership, by all means let me know and it's done. Families should stay together!
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Brenna Kaitlyn Concannon
RE: ruth mcnutt in Kensico
Linda,

My family and I have loved having the photo you took, of my grandmother's grave. It is a nice stone, though not what my mom wanted or paid for. That makes me glad she never knew.

On the other hand, I'm pretty sure my grandmother would really like it, as I do. I can't tell you how much I appreciate your taking it. I doubt I will ever see it in person. I've sent it to everyone, I can think of. She'd be pleased that we have all seen it now. It seemed sad that we hadn't.

You made me happy!

Pamela Milam

AKA Brenna Concannon



Added by Brenna Kaitlyn Concannon on Apr 25, 2017 5:36 PM
HM
RE: John and Charlotte Hickey
Yes, it was a beautiful day. Although the wind did make it a little chilly, the wind helped the flag to flap beautifully. Best, Helen
Added by HM on Apr 08, 2017 4:30 PM
Joann
22407141 - Stephen Hopkins
Hello from Utah. Based on my understand of what you said, I think you have given permission for me to use your nice picture of Stephen's headstone in my Ancestry.com file and I will put it on my Stephen Hopkins page in my personal genealogy website, and I will credit you for the use of it. Thank you so much. He was my 5th Great Grandfather. I will visit Amenia this fall for the first time.
Added by Joann on Apr 03, 2017 5:12 PM
Bronx Aquarian
Betts
As I mentioned in the caption, she is interred ther but no one placed her name on the stone.
Maryann
Added by Bronx Aquarian on Mar 06, 2017 10:52 AM
Mike Kokoruda
RE: edits
Nahhh your not taking up my time. Keep them coming
Linda, the more information the better. If you have obits, send them we are preserving history together.
Added by Mike Kokoruda on Feb 24, 2017 3:09 PM
Mike Kokoruda
Bio
I couldn't agree more with your statement in you Bio well done.
Added by Mike Kokoruda on Feb 20, 2017 1:33 PM
Starfishin
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"We actually don't fear death. We fear that no one will notice our absence, that we will disappear without a trace."

This is from the author T.S. Elliot (although it was newly popularized in the tv show Bones.)

Thanks for posting it -- it reminded me how much I like Elliot, and how long it's been since I've read him.
Added by Starfishin on Feb 17, 2017 10:25 AM
Trevor Baxter
RE: Titanic grave photo.
Hi Linda thank you for your permission.

Trevor
Added by Trevor Baxter on Feb 13, 2017 2:59 AM
Trevor Baxter
Titanic grave photo.
Hi, Linda my name is Trevor Baxter, I AM a Titanic researcher,I see on find a grave you have a photo of Norman Chambers 1st class passenger # 8217247 I am looking for your permission to download the photos, I live in the UK,so it would be hard for me to visit the cemetery, I hope you can help.

Regards Trevor
Added by Trevor Baxter on Feb 12, 2017 4:45 PM
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Colonel Merritt H Smith
On behalf of the late veterans of Squadron A, we THANK YOU, for your help and service.

Vince Katinas
Squadron A Association
Added by squadron a association on Jan 17, 2017 6:26 PM
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