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|Bob Barnes (#47063505)|
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|mike reeves||RE: Brownlow Photo|
You're welcome, it's an enjoyable activity which provides a service to others.
|a241529||RE: Thomas Souther Photo's|
It was my pleasure to do be able to help someone get a precious photo of a loved one. I didn't know the Southers but I thought you might find this humorous.
I have a private group set up on Facebook for my family. Every Thursday I share a little about our family history so that the younger ones can learn about our heritage.
This is an actual post from my experience about capturing the Southers' photo. Let me apologize in advance if this seems disrespectful however I imagine the Southers had a great sense of humor.
DANCING ON A GRAVES!!!!!
In addition to your regularly scheduled #tbt, I thought I would share a little about what on goes behind the scenes of collecting a family's history.
Family historians (that would be me...cough...I hated history) often use trusted websites to collect information especially if it is not local. One website I use is Find A Grave.
It is a website that hosts virtual cemeteries. The information is largely dependent on volunteers that go out to cemeteries in their local communities to fulfill someone's request to have a photo of a loved one's grave.
Last week, I had an errand to run that was taking me by an old cemetery. Shoot, I thought how hard could finding a grave and taking a picture be?
Let me tell you, I spent 2 afternoons in the blazing heat and the endured the rain showers. Mind you, my first stop was the funeral home for plot numbers and maps so I wasn't ill prepared.
The first guy I was looking for had no headstone! What! I did locate a marker number so I NAILED IT!
The second picture was to be of the Southers who were buried beside each other. I got the shot all lined up without being disrespectful by stepping on anyone. All of a sudden, I had all these BURNING sensations on my feet and ankles. Yes you guessed it. I was standing in an ant hill!!!
Here's where the dancing comes in. I put that expensive camera right down on the ground and MADLY started swatting at my legs... Did I say I was using my hands to do this? Yup, now I had them on my hands. I danced like you have never seen because I FIRMLY believe streaking through a cemetery is more disrespectful than dancing on one's grave. (I did apologize to the Southers)
Sorry this was so long but I will do #tbt in a different post.
Added by a241529 on Aug 13, 2014 8:19 AM
|Douglas Walker||RE: Lower SulpherSprings Cem., Fort Payne|
A lot of the markers are unreadable, it is very possible that there is one, but unreadable.
|Lisa||RE: Pine Grove Cem. Pic's|
I like to take pics of any headstone around that has the name that was requested just in case they aren't on Find A Grave It caught my eye because Gladden is not really a common name. Glad to be of help.
Added by Lisa on Oct 07, 2012 6:10 PM
|Lisa||RE: Pine Grove Cem. Pic's|
You are most welcomed for the pics of Lillian and her son. I also took a pic of Ethel Gladden Davis. I don't know if you recognize the name but I noticed it said Gladden and I just took it on the chance you may want it. I also uploaded it to the site.
Added by Lisa on Oct 07, 2012 4:30 PM