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GBern.O (#46539202)
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Bio Photo I'm retired and have relocated to Florida (2011). YeY

If there are any changes, corrections, or additions to a relative or friends entry you stumble across that I have done, feel free to email me. I love the 'edit' tab and corrections are really easy for me with that feature on findagrave. TRANSFERS - Unfortunately, I don't really appreciate the approach that a memorial needs transfer because you (not a direct family member) possess additional information which only can be added if transferred. Comes off as a little bogus at this end. As long as I'm alive and not a stroke victim, I can add whatever is passed along. Extensive information also understood and accepted as a valid reason to transfer. Etiquette always plays well.

FORT SNELLING NATIONAL transfers: I did the 2003 picture for the cemetery back when it had no picture. At last check it is still the one that is automatically attached to a FindAGrave (FAG) memorial when added. I have one memorial at Fort Snelling, Dorothy Rose Payne. None of the other memorials at Fort Snelling on FAG are mine. So I can't transfer what is not mine. End of story.

RANT Warning! ! ! Don't get me started on abbreviations; too late. I don't like abbreviations, I think people who use them are lazy and inconsiderate. Lazy! Inconsiderate! Yes, because when you can go to a memorial and read through it because it just flows due to the author using their fingers and typing out actual words. It looks so nice. Feels so good to know what you're reading. Then there are those who abbreviate this and that leaving behind cryptic memorials of this generation. Just think what people 100 years later will face when they come up against abbreviations that were popular in 1995 2012 2020 but will have to spend a good amount of time trying to find a rosetta stone of popular abbreviations throughout the last 100 years. And wouldn't you know, the one you made up won't be there. They would email and ask - BUT YOU'RE DEAD! It's so nice to read and know rather than read and wonder what the author was trying to say. There, that's why people who abbreviate are lazy and inconsiderate. Whoo, I feel better!

I realize many of you have Type Alpha personalities and want what you want RIGHT NOW. I don't arbitrarily delete messages. So I will get around to them. If I have questions or disagreements I will respond.

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S T :)
I appreciate the work you do here.
But I would like to remind you kindly, that a person can make a mistake, even when they have been very careful and only have best intentions.

Sincere best wishes.
Added by S T :) on Sep 27, 2017 4:02 PM
Linda Higgins
Ruth Ann Piva
Hello Again,
I feel as if I am almost writing a script when I say that words do not even convey how much it means to me that you responded.
My heart is full knowing that somebody has seen "her."
Knowing her lack of empathy, I suppose others might not feel as I do, but she was the woman who gave birth to me and for that I have loved her. My haif sister passed in 2010 and she was so damaged by our mother's abandonment that she was unable to maintain two marriages because she never wanted children. Here I am giving you the second printing of "War and Peace" and I don't know you.
As you stated money might have been an issue at her death. The family in her younger years was secretive. Her father told all that he came to America from Scotland. I was able to find his WWII Draft documents and he was from Russia.

Added by Linda Higgins on Jul 14, 2017 12:59 PM
Linda Higgins
Ruth Ann Piva
I want to know if any people are alive that knew ths woman?
I was only able to come across this site today after doing a search on
I was born August 3, 1947 in Boston, Mass. to Ruth Elaine Brown. She was my mother and gave me up for up for adoption. She was not married to my father. According to Boston census records she was born in 1922. In searching her Social Security Application Ruth Elaine Brown was listed and Ruth Ann Piva. At birth she named me Deborah Ann Brown. The names of my grandparents were also listed and I might have thought little of it except for the name of my grandmother which was, "Ruth Lillian Alberta Patriquin Brown," which pretty much nailed it for me for its oddity. She married in 1952, and my half-sister was born and named Ruth Ann. When she married she listed only Elaine as her name on the marriage certificate. In 1959 she left husband and child and presumably left for California. Nobody, not parents, nobody, heard from her after that.
Added by Linda Higgins on Jul 07, 2017 3:19 PM
Patsy Lester
Rebbeca Elizabeth Tabor Ledbetter Memorial # 7375524
Hello , My name is Patsy and I am a lover of history and the stories of the past. I was studying my family history when I came upon a story by Silas Claiborne Turnbo -The Turnbo Manuscripts 1844-1925. One story in particular titled "The Taburs Who Were Early Settlers On Big Creek" caught my attention because it shares my family genealogy. I am most certain that Rebecca Elizabeth Tabor Ledbetter;( findagrave memorial #7375524) otherwise known as Betsey is a big part of this story. I thought it to be something that would be amazing to share. I hope you will find the time to read the story and share as a source of information. Thanks for your time, Sincerely,Patsy Lester Memorial #147364400
Added by Patsy Lester on May 19, 2017 6:22 AM
Old Parkville Cem
Hey Bern, our local channel 5 TV is at this cemetery today observing a guy with a radar machine trying to locate unmarked graves. Noticed you had posted some memorials here and thought you might be interested.
Added by Deb on May 15, 2017 6:31 AM
Juanice Hess
Wyanotte County Cemetery
Greetings from California! I hope Florida living agrees with you! My daughter and I were visiting family in Kansas and found the Wyandotte County Cemetery. I want to thank you for all the work you did to enter these people into the Find A Grave database. I cleared the 4 outstanding photo requests. I hope you approve of the photo I posted on the memorials.
I have been working a cemetery close to me in Sacramento, CA, which has had the County Coroner
contract for a number of years. It is gratifying to see family members finally find their missing loved one.
Again, Thank You!
Juanice Hess
Added by Juanice Hess on Apr 26, 2017 3:52 PM
Rebecca Ewing Peterson
Bradish/Gorman Grave
You posted a photo of the grave for Michael Bradish #7871297 and his daughter Mary Agnes. I wondered if you would post the same picture for his mother-in-law Katherine Gorman # 74048690, who is listed at the bottom of the same stone. Thank you so much! -Rebecca
Added by Rebecca Ewing Peterson on Mar 06, 2017 4:51 PM
Linda (Duncan) & Travis
Thank you for adding the information I sent. I appreciate it.
Linda and Travis
Added by Linda (Duncan) & Travis on Feb 10, 2017 7:38 AM
Mary Ann Loss
RE: Leavenworth
Hi there, thanks for responding. Absolutely the best thing you could do for Leavenworth National Cemetery is to periodically request photos of graves that don't yet have photos. Each week Find A Grave allows one to make 20 photo requests. Your requests would help the volunteer photographers know which graves still need to be shot. Your thoughts? Mary Ann
Added by Mary Ann Loss on Jan 21, 2017 7:35 AM
sharon duffin
RE: Daniel and Annie King
That would be wonderful! Thank you for offering to do that for me. I live in California and so consequently it would be tough for me to do a visual search. Thank you so much!
Added by sharon duffin on Jan 20, 2017 5:03 PM
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