I am a 47 years old, I live near Chicago. I always liked history and cemeteries. I always saw cemeteries as a link with the past. There is just so much history in them. I also like the 19th sculpture work. On our family drivong trips when I was little we always went to see local cemeteries. Now I belong to AGS (Association for Gravestone Studies) and try to make the yearly Conferences. I have been a member of Find a Grave for a while. After mom (Alice Martine) passed away in Feb of 2004 I started adding the rest of the family to the site, then I started adding people off of gravestone photos. I have a lot of them. It seems a nice way for them to be remembered. I actually found a group of relatives who passed away many years ago and are burried in North Dakota. It seemed very thooughtful taht someone had put them all on. I wanted to thank everyone who has left flowers on these memorials.