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Barry Sharpe (#46506320)
 member for 16 years, 9 days
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Bio Photo Country boy, bon vivant and ranch owner near Sparks, Oklahoma, USA.

I am a lover of history, fascinated by the untold stories behind events. I confess my addiction to literature of all sorts: poetry, drama and comedy. And, of course, the odd mystery here and there.
Always be very, very careful with your olives. A good martini ain't just a drink, it's a meal!
Over the years as findagrave has grown and as members have reached out to one another for help with a loved one who might have been forgotten, I have been moved by the good I see in people on this site. All of you deserve praise.
For corrections, please e-mail me. Please make sure the subject line reads: FIND-A-GRAVE. Thank you in advance & may God bless & keep you.

 ---Life's Rows---

I have not lived within life's fences.
Nor ever plowed the straight row.
I've always shifted circumstances.
Like wind within the wheat row.

My crops have always grown and bloomed.
Then wilted on life's vines.
Victims of what I once assumed
Would be tomorrow's harvest times.

My forty acres then went untilled
Nor have I sought for more
Till weeds choked out dreams unfulfilled
And fruits rot to the core.

One more harvest awaits my plow
Fresh seeds to germinate.
I cannot be distracted now
Life's rows must be plowed straight.

Barry Sharpe - 1994

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John Frederick Parker
The web site is acting up, and I was not able to complete my post. I wanted also to say, thanks for your work on Find A Grave.
Added by Anne on Apr 19, 2015 11:32 AM
John Frederick Parker photo of old man with beard is not Parker.
The photo of the old man with the beard is bogus. It comes from this website, who explains it in full:
Added by Anne on Apr 19, 2015 11:11 AM
JoAnne Long
Your Bio
I enjoyed your bio and poetry. Found this Find-A-Grave of John Frederick Parker very interesting. I had never heard of him or any of the bodyguards attending President Lincoln on that fateful, horrendous night. Thank you for all things you do on Find A Grave. It is a great service you do and I appreciate you for it.
Added by JoAnne Long on Jan 26, 2015 1:52 PM
Hi, Barry,
Thank you so much for stopping by. May you and your family have a Wonderful Holiday Season!

Added by Mary on Dec 14, 2010 6:33 PM
Delton Jones
One heck of a beautiful poem from 1994 Barry! It really shows truth, if one takes the time to hear the words. God bless you.
Added by Delton Jones on Jan 04, 2010 1:47 PM

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