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Spaceman Spiff (#46783007)
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(Will be spending part of the summer in southwestern Maine).

Happy to photograph at any cemetery in the Tampa Bay, FL area! (or in the Lakes Region of SW Maine).

Born in Dover, DE, (to parents from NJ & WV), I lived in southern CA until age 12, & then in Raton, (a small town in N.E. New Mexico), which I consider my home town. I attended NM State Univ for 4 years (with a 1-yr exchange to Oregon State Univ), but did not complete a degree at that time, & later moved back to southern CA, settling in the Orange County area. After 10 yrs in the O.C., I moved to St. Petersburg, FL (Tampa Bay area) in 1990, & have been here ever since.

I have avidly worked on my family's genealogy since the age of 15 ... 43 years ago!

I am a 28-yr member (and former chapter registrar) of the SAR (Sons of the American Revolution) with 7 qualifying ancestors submitted (more to come!), a member of the SUVCW (Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War) with 10 qualifying ancestors or brothers of ancestors (more to come!), a member of the SVR (Sons of Veterans Reserve--affiliated with the SUVCW), a member of the S&DUSCT (Sons & Daughters of U.S. Colored Troops), a member of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Indians of New Jersey, and an associate member of the Lenape Indian Tribe of Delaware.

(Click on my profile pic above to read the story of the Civil War ancestor with whose headstone I'm posing).

I'm very proud that every single branch of my ancestry has been in America since at least pre-Revolutionary times.

Having taken numerous college courses over the years, I finally bit the bullet & enrolled in a program in 2003 to complete my degree, & graduated from Eckerd College (a local, private, liberal arts college) in May 2005 with a B.A. in Creative Writing.

Besides genealogy & writing, my other interests include: clock collecting, books, movies, photography, geocaching, the Civil War, the space program, many types of music, & visiting cemeteries!

Thanks to the creators of this site for doing such a great job!

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Suzanne Hughes Creps
Robert Reynolds
Thanks so much for the great photo of the Reynolds' headstone. It is greatly appreciated.
Suzanne Creps
Added by Suzanne Hughes Creps on Apr 23, 2017 10:49 PM
Duchess Photo Requests

Thank you for your time and the great photo.

Looks like you did some work cleaning it up.

Thank you

Added by Lasherp on Apr 23, 2017 5:14 PM
robert penn
Elmer D Penn Grave Photo
Dear John, Just received notifcation that you took a picture of my fathers grave. I can't thank you enough for your contribution. Thank You Robert
Added by robert penn on Apr 16, 2017 6:12 PM
RE: Stop deleting photo requests!
Throwing mud against the wall to see if it sticks is not a professional strategy. It's the equivalent of mailing an envelope without an address. You have 16 requests and fifteen of them match that description. I don't care as long as you stay out of my cemeteries: Locustwood, Harleigh, New St. Mary's, Calvary and Holy Cross. You have two requests in Locustwood. I was there today and found ten people all of them identified by plot location which generally is useless. If you come up with a plot location, I'll find them.
Added by IMAGINE on Apr 16, 2017 4:11 PM
Garden of Memories
Thank you for taking the photo. It's much appreciated.
Added by Garden of Memories on Apr 08, 2017 11:23 PM
Carolyn Russell
Thank you for the tombstone photos of Russell and Virginia Crozier.
Added by Carolyn Russell on Apr 03, 2017 4:19 PM
Elaine Parker Evans Photo
Thanks for the photo!
Added by BvaleBob on Apr 02, 2017 6:08 AM
Mary Jeans grave photo
Thanks so much!!!
Added by KEG on Apr 01, 2017 4:10 PM
Thank you very much for your time and great photos for Steve and Carole Fazekas's memorial pages. Thank you for looking up the additional family members.
Added by HudieGram on Mar 27, 2017 11:25 AM
Nellie NY
Andrew and Santa Miklos
Thank you so much for taking the time to go to the cemetery and for taking the nice photo. I really appreciate it.
Added by Nellie NY on Mar 26, 2017 12:11 AM
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