|D. Singleton Shell (#46980863)|
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Within a few minutes of a friend telling me about Find A Grave, I found my great-great grandparents' gravestone in Hopedale Cemetery, Christian Co., MO. They were Gabriel and Talitha Reynolds McMullin. First I let out a shriek! then I sat looking at the picture, tears falling down my face. I never thought I'd see their final resting place. I've added old photos of their family to their pages. I'm still hoping to make contact with someone there. (Success!) Thank you to their visitors for honoring them with flowers and tokens, they are appreciated. |
Since that day I have found other ancestors on Find A Grave. A special thank you to M. Correll and "jtf" for so many of the Wayne County, KY memorials and photos. The photos taken by Ronald Bicknese in Bills Creek Cemetery are also very special treasures. I will always be thankful for his effort to find my York 4th great-grandparents in that remote cemetery. Thanks to Robie Prater for his many photos and book HACKWORTHS AND RELATED FAMILIES in Floyd County KY.
Sincere appreciation to God's Special Angel for sponsoring our Mommaw and Poppaw Estes. They were sweet, gentle people. Thanks to all who have left flowers and tokens for them, and for other family and friends.
I don't choose the dark blue forget-me-not flowers, however I find them scattered all over my friends' and family memorials. I also miss my ANCESTOR token that was removed from my scrapbook, and from all my ancestors' memorials... for whatever reason...
Strangers in the Box
By Pamela A. Harazim
Come, look with me inside this drawer,
In this box I've often seen,
At the pictures, black and white,
Faces proud, still, serene.
I wish I knew the people,
These strangers in the box,
Their names and all their memories
Are lost among my socks.
I wonder what their lives were like.
How did they spend their days?
What about their special times?
I'll never know their ways.
If only someone had taken time
To tell who, what, where, when,
These faces of my heritage
Would come to life again.
Could this become the fate
Of the pictures we take today?
The faces and the memories
Someday to be tossed away?
Make time to save your pictures,
Seize the opportunity when it knocks,
Or someday you and yours could be
The strangers in the box.
Oh how I wish I had seen this years ago! Perhaps I could have asked family to identify our unknown ones.
My friend's missing father:
Sgt. J.W. Davis. When his final resting place is found an 'in memory' marker will be placed with his parents in Lucedale, MS. Flowers and tokens will be appreciated.
Many thanks, for Linda's daddy.
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|L & R||Holloways|
I made the changes to ruby, when I saw that u were the one who had added her dad to findagrave and had also left flowers. so I transferred her and her mom to your care. :)
Added by L & R on May 09, 2017 4:40 PM
|Alfred Lussier||RE: Typo on Shirley's name|
Good monday morning;
thanks for your interest and input. good to know the pictures and information is useful for others.
regarding your question of pictures/info sent to D & L - I am unaware of whom you speak of. if this is a family member, by all means please advise/show them the items.
i have a few more pictures of the Watsons but was hesitant to post all as whatever new picture is posted on Find A Grave becomes the first picture on the memorial page. i prefer to have that persons portrait lead followed by a picture of husband/wife combo. doesn't always work out that way but that is my intention.
i could also send those pictures to you in an email if other watson relatives request same or if they would add to a local genealogy blog/web page.
thanks again for paying attention.
regards - fred
|Justin Wheeldon||New find|
I found a new memorial but the cemetery gps needs to be moved its showing eubank ky but it's listed on maps in the Atlantic Ocean didn't know if you knew how to get that edited
|Ron||RE: Sherod Eubank Jr.|
You are very welcome.
Added by Ron on Apr 09, 2017 3:48 PM
|L & R||corley smith|
I don't want a transfer. I come across info and pics from time to time in my genealogy work and I try to add pertinent info to folks as it may benefit family at some time. thank you for the offer though. :)
Added by L & R on Apr 07, 2017 1:03 PM
|Heather Sanderson||Thank you|
For leaving such beautiful messages for my mother.
|ddh||RE: Bill's heart|
When you get things running, send me an e-mail so I can copy your address. Glad you liked the heart. Memories of days gone by, eh? --ddh
Added by ddh on Feb 14, 2017 5:10 PM
|Rosie♥Mooch||RE: Bill's Angel Day and tokens|
Darla, you are very welcome. It was my pleasure. Rosie
|Lღve Fღrever||Thank You|
Thank you so much for remembering my father Elvin Rickard on his Angel Day. Our family has missed him, these many years; so it's so nice to know that kind and thoughtful friends like you, have taken the time to stop by his memorial to leave a beautiful note and flowers for him. It means so very much to me, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. God bless you always!
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