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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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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
Lyn Smith
RE: Mount Washington Cemetery, Missouri
Thanks for the history lesson on this Cemetery. Quite interesting.
It is sad that the current owners are so particular about people visiting the graves of their families. Sounds to me they are not very helpful to those seeking.
There is a Cemetery here that has a map marking each grave and the cemetery location of each. I believe there is another one that offers an on-line location map.
Maybe the owners of Mount Washington should consider something like that to assist the families of those buried at Mount Washington.
At least it appears someone has been able to contribute the graves to this site. Although, that does not make up for those wanting to visit the graves of their loved ones.
Again, thanks for the history.
Lyn Smallwood Smith
Added by Lyn Smith on Apr 18, 2015 9:23 AM
Lyn Smith
Mount Washington Cemetery, Missouri
Strangely, I was looking something up I'd just seen on Death Valley Days. I discovered Ranger Burton Mossman is buried at Washington Cemetery and noticed your comment that the stone marker for the cemetery had been destroyed and replaced. I looked it up and, though I could find no history on the cemetery, I did see where the sign has indeed been removed and replaced. Not only that but this particular entrance has been closed and the cemetery is open only for certain days and hours.
There were also a few comments on the site I found, one stated the cemetery is in bad disarray.
Do you know if this has at any time been a public cemetery or always been private? Unfortunately, I know of many cemeteries in awful disarray because there is no one to care for them. It is a real shame for this to happen.
By the way, I agree that the original stone marker at the entrance was magnificent and glad those with folks buried there have your picture as a reminder of that beautiful stone.
Lyn Smallwood Smith
Added by Lyn Smith on Apr 15, 2015 5:23 PM
Mount Washington
SMG: I was just out at the cemetery, they've removed that beautiful stone sign (picture you posted on Find-A-Grave) at the entrance off Truman Road. They have two ugly signs on either side of the drive now. When will they learn "new" isn't always better. (Sept 2008)

GBern.O: I know SMG, I always liked that majestic stone from way back. Mt Washington certainly has had its share of problems in the recent past. I have an aunt, (loved her dearly), there. Mary F Foster 1920-1976

SMG: Unfortunately, my very first memorial was for a grandson who is buried at Mt Washington. I found this site looking for some way to vent my grief. Mt Washington is such a beautiful's sad they have so many problems. The entrance from Truman Rd, where the stone sign used to be, is permanently closed now. Because of the security issues, the only way in (by car) is past the office. As if. Oh well, the stone lives on via Find A Grave.
Added by SMG on Sep 08, 2013 2:54 PM
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