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Lauren McLachlan (#47654402)
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Bio Photo I have been interested in Family History all of my life and doing genealogy since the 1980s.

My mother did not like it that her mother dragged her to the cemetery to visit, so, she never took me to see where my relatives were buried. I love walking cemeteries and am drawn to them wherever I travel. Odd as it sounds, I am generally drawn to those of my surname, no matter where they lie. On more than one occasion, I have found graves I seek by simply asking, "Okay, where are you?". I am either drawn immediately to where they are, or detoured to a Boyd, say hello and ask if they can point me in the right direction. Then I turn and walk to the spot I was seeking to begin with. It does not happen every time, but it happens quite frequently.

I have participated in Cemetery transcription projects when I have had time to do so.
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Melissa Logsdon
RE: Adella Schroeder

There is no "blood" relationship - only a "heart" relationship with Margaret (Peggy) Beamer and Roxanne Bailey (we called her "Bailey" - they were sisters and lived together since both husbands had passed years before I was born). They were our "grandmas" growing up but I was closest to Peggy. This year is 36 years since Peggy passed away and I think of her often. I have "treasures" that they gave to me when I was young and my kids and family know how important those material items are to me. I'm not a materialistic person - but the items they gave to me could never have a price tag. I have pictures of them up in our family room.

When Peggy died, we lived in St. Louis and she lived in Little Rock, AR (her sister's son, Charles Bailey & daughter-in-law, Mary Louise Bailey, took her there to live with them when Bailey passed in May 1978. Peggy wanted to come with us ... I can still see her walking feebly across the street to get in the car. We have it on old video film too). That January 1979, we got a call that Peggy fell and broke her hip and died. There was a horrible blizzard and we were unable to go to Little Rock for the funeral. For years, all the way through adulthood, I would occasionally dream that I was sitting on a bench with Peggy, in a park, telling her everything going on in my life. She just sat and listened. Often, I dream I'm at their house - I'm looking in the front window (as my two sisters and I always did as children) and see them sitting in their chairs. I'd tell Peggy "They told me you were dead". Twice, my sisters, Mom and I went to Owossa (sp) to Oak Hill and could not find their graves. We even asked at the office but were told they weren't buried there.

Now that we found Peggy's grave, she's buried next to Bailey (her family had told us ... I had talked to them several times over the years - they've since passed - and they swore to me Peggy was, indeed, buried at Oak Hill next to Bailey in the family plot), I plan to go visit their graves - I'd like to do that this summer. I was able to say goodbye to Bailey when she died - I already know that when I see Peggy's grave, it will be as if she just died. I'm looking forward to seeing her, talking to her, and putting flowers on her resting place.

Two of your family members were most loved - then and now.
Added by Melissa Logsdon on May 05, 2015 6:17 AM
John Bracchi
James Boyd
Hi Lauren,
I've made the transfer. If I might make a suggestion about requesting transfers, it's easier for us transferers to do the thing when the requesters include their Find A Grave ID# in the request. Just below your name is a good place. Just makes things more convenient.
Added by John Bracchi on Nov 13, 2014 9:12 AM
RE: Request for transfer of 87587202
Please use the edit tab on the memorial for change and transfer requests.

Thank you
Added by Graves on Nov 11, 2014 10:34 AM
RE: Request for transfer of 89579697
No problem. I just transferred your grandfather to you. Good luck in your research! Cindy
Added by CindyS on Nov 10, 2014 1:52 PM

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