i'm a retired prosecutor from phoenix who relocated to be closer to my children and grandchildren. i love being where i can share their lives.i live on a small lake with a preserve area (a nicer term for "swamp") between me and the lake. it's gorgeous. we have our own eagles, other birds, deer, and other wildlife that i've grown very fond of.as a hobby, i collect and restore family photographs, mostly antiques. i don't have a tangible collection; rather, my collection is digital--making the photographs easy to share. findagrave has given me an outlet to combine our family genealogy with my collection of photographs, preserving information for future generations.if i have any errors on any of my postings, please let me know; if anyone would rather post for a family member, please let me know and i will transfer to you any family memorials i have posted; anyone may use my photos for family/genealogy purposes only. please give credit for the photographs to D. Wilkes. If for monetary or other gain of any kind, please seek permission.