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Terry "RavinRaven" MacPheat (#47906225)
 member for 4 years, 6 months, 15 days
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Bio Photo I grew up as a military brat, traveling all over the US as a child, but it wasn't until I lived in Butte, Montana that I became really interested in cemeteries. Initially, I was attracted by the wonderful, if sometimes a bit macabre, art found in old cemeteries. Eventually it expanded to history when my father and I made some trips to Scotland. Visiting cemeteries with stones dated 100+ years before the Revolutionary War was quite an eye-opener! Some of my happiest afternoons have been spent sitting by a graveyard wall in the sun just appreciating the QUIET and trying to imagine who some of "these people" might have been.

This also seems like a great way to "kill two birds with one stone," so to speak. I've been looking for something that allows me to do some kind of service to others, but with flexible timing, and this does just that...as well as getting me out and walking around in some lovely, quiet places where there's no need to rush about. I don't know who most of the people were whose graves I photograph; I tend to just pick random ones while I'm looking for requested ones. Seems a wonderful way to honor people, some of whom may no longer have anyone left to remember them. I try to add a flower to each grave I record for that reason...as a way of saying, if only for a few moments, that they are not forgotten. What a treat to have found something that's so "me" and so meaningful!
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Vikki Prudden
Charles Richard Buckallew
I would like to ask permission to use your picture for my family history and on Ancestry.com. I would, of course, credit you with the photo.

Thank you for the work you do, it is appreciated.

Vikki Prudden
Added by Vikki Prudden on Oct 29, 2014 6:49 PM
Vikki Prudden
Charles Richard Buckallew
I would like to ask permission to use your picture for my family history and on Ancestry.com. I would, of course, credit you with the photo.

Thank you for the work you do, it is appreciated.

Vikki Prudden
Added by Vikki Prudden on Oct 29, 2014 6:49 PM
Dixie Baldwin
Clark and Clarke Headstone Photos
Thanks Terry for the Elmer Clark, Deloss and Catherine Clarke photos, I really appreciate them. Dixie Baldwin
Added by Dixie Baldwin on Aug 26, 2012 10:32 AM
carolyn cameron
RE: Lawrence Worthington
Thank you for the information on Lawrence Worthington. He is buried in Sunset Memorial Gardens cemetery, but I can't seem to find a tombstone for him, I thank you for your effort to help.
Added by carolyn cameron on Aug 24, 2012 8:31 AM
richard dermer
Beierle's
thanks so much for the photo - I do appreciate all your work!
Added by richard dermer on Aug 23, 2012 9:26 AM
Jessica
fred pendarvis
thank you for the great picture!
Added by Jessica on Aug 23, 2012 6:25 AM
Betty Walser Paige
Hodges in Missoula Cemetery
Thanks for the time and effort you put into filling my photo requests. Since I live in North Carolina, I really appreciate the help.
Best regards,
Betty
Added by Betty Walser Paige on Aug 22, 2012 5:02 PM
Rachel
Yvonne Vondal
Thank you so very much for taking the photograph of Yvonne's marker. Exceptionally fast service! Your efforts on behalf of Find-A-Grave are appreciated.
Added by Rachel on Aug 21, 2012 8:40 PM
Rachel
RE: Vondal
Wonderful!
Added by Rachel on Aug 21, 2012 1:55 PM
Mary
Francis Scannell
Thanks so much for the picture of the stone of Francis Scannell. Your time and thoughtfulness is so appreciated.

Thanks again,
Mary
Added by Mary on Aug 19, 2012 7:13 PM
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