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J McL (#46959617)
 member for 14 years, 4 months, 13 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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Anthony Whittley
L C Snider
Thanks for getting the picture of my cousin's headstone. Your efforts are very much appreciated!!!
Added by Anthony Whittley on Sep 23, 2017 7:00 PM
Brianna Butler
RE: Lamar
Thank you and I will call the cemetery and ask about a headstone.

- Brianna Butler
Added by Brianna Butler on Sep 23, 2017 3:12 PM
M Peiffer
Wayne Meyers # 139191636
Would you mind removing the headstone photo you very nicely added to this memorial. His widow, who is 92, placed roses on his grave for his birthday and took the picture. It would mean a lot to her to have it appear on his memorial. Thank you for your consideration.
Added by M Peiffer on Sep 23, 2017 1:47 PM
Linda Frey Clapper Culpeper
Thank you
Thank you for adding picture to Glen Ostrom
Added by Linda Frey Clapper Culpep... on Sep 23, 2017 1:17 PM
Mose Thomas
Thank you very completing my request for a picture of Moses headstone for his memorial.
Added by JEP on Sep 23, 2017 9:38 AM
Alex Roller
Raymond Newberry photo

Thank you for the photo.

I do have a favor to ask. Your posted photo has part of the grave marker cut out of the photo. I sent a note with my photo request asking for a photo which shows all of the grave marker in the photo so I can put that photo in my private genealogy files for my kids, grandkids and great-grandkids to have when I am gone.

Will you please retake, post and e-mail (for higher resolution) me a photo which shows all of the grave marker in the photo.

Thank you,
Alex Roller
Added by Alex Roller on Sep 23, 2017 7:51 AM
Connie Bottolfsen/Loftus
thank u for photos
thank you for the photos of Edith 1235835 and her husband Robert. so very kind of you.
Added by Connie Bottolfsen/Loftus on Sep 23, 2017 6:04 AM
Janet Y (Arney) Thiessen
Floyd Holmstrom Memorial Photo
Thank you so very much for taking the wonderful photo of Floyd Holmstrom's memorial. It is greatly appreciated.
Added by Janet Y (Arney) Thiessen on Sep 22, 2017 11:21 AM
Find A Grave Memorial# 180025745
Cemetery and plot info added. Thank you.
Added by DB6654 on Sep 20, 2017 7:47 PM
Mary Fisher
Donald Douglas
Thank you for all your contributions to FindaGrave. May we please use your photo with credit to you on our private family tree?
Added by Mary Fisher on Sep 20, 2017 1:29 PM
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