|Gordon McNeill (#48006164)|
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Hi there volunteers, and photo requesters. My name is Gordon McNeill. I live in a little town on the Pacific called Depoe Bay in Oregon. Depoe Bay is between Newport and Lincoln City. I am a 52 year old disabled Army Vet., with some spare time to go snap some photo's of the tomb stones of your loved ones. I appreciate the opportunity to be of use to someone. It helps me keeps busy. I also like to do genealogy research, so this is in line with that as well. Should I ever need a photo of one of my loved ones tomb, I can just submit a request through Find a Grave and I have it. Photo's of tomb stones is a good way to verify the sometimes disputed dates on family trees. It's hard to argue with what is written in stone. Find a grave is an awesome concept that actually works. I'm glad to be apart of it as a volunteer. I promise to do my best once I claim a request, and will let you know if their is a delay or problem, until success is achieved. Thanks for allowing me to be of service. Gordon|
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|Jodi||RE: From back in the day|
Of course, I'd be more than happy to take the photos for you. Actually the timings pretty good because I'll likely be going by there this weekend. As long as it doesn't rain I should be able to make the stop. I'll email and let you know when they're posted and send you the plot location.
No, I'm not in Ruch anymore either. Been happily married for 32 yrs and we've been living in Talent for the last 20. My parents just sold their house 3 yrs ago and have gotten a place near us. They're having lots of health issues so I'm sooo glad they're close by. Anyhow, good to hear from you too and I'll try to get those done soon for you.
Take care & have a great weekend,
Added by Jodi on Feb 02, 2013 1:15 AM
|Jodi||From back in the day|
Just thought I'd drop you a note & say "Hi". We were neighbors back as kids in Ruch. I was at Memory Gardens awhile back doing a photo request and saw your folks markers. Such very nice people. Anyways, I noticed lately that someone has added lots of memorials to that cemetery and wondered if your parents were added. Was such a nice surprise to see that you've joined the site. Findagrave has really helped my own family research so much besides being such a nice way to honor our loved ones. Not to mention so rewarding to get to help others. So, welcome to Findagrave and Gordon, Thank you so very much for your service to our country. My 29 yr old son is also military. So as a military mom I can say we're very proud of all you guys!
Hope you don't mind I added a flower to your parents & Richard's memorials.
Added by Jodi on Feb 01, 2013 12:36 AM
|Robert White||Thank you|
Thank you very much for the picture of my grandparents grave site.
|Kathryn White Lester||RE: Robert Green|
Thank you for acknowledging him while you were there. I always say the name of the person that is requesting the image and that they have been thinking of them. Since I don't personally know if it works, I just feel it is what I would want done to/for me. You know, not just a bunch of lookie-loos taking "my" picture and that such & such person had been thinking of me.
I've found this to be such a fun & enjoyable way to help someone else. I'm not as active anymore as I rarely am able to get out of the house, and walking on the uneven ground that cemeteries can't help to have, is very difficult for me anymore and we have a couple that jump on the requests faster than I usually can. I've made it a practice to take photos of all the markers on that row. Once home, they are uploaded along with the requested ones. At some point hopefully the complete cemetery will be online.
|Kathryn White Lester||RE: Robert Green|
I know what you mean. I picked up a dollar store broom that I keep in the back of my car for just such things. I cut the handle down to just the amount I need so that I don't have to bend, and it is light enough that I can carry it, the camera, and the paper with name (I tend to forget after reading the others on the way which name I'm after in particular) while still using my cane to walk. It works wonderfully - even for the leaves, pine and fir needles that abound here in the Pacific Northwest.
|Kathryn White Lester||Robert Green|
Thank you so much for fulfilling my request. You have helped me add interest to the end of his story.
Thank you once again.