Sadly, Neil B (John 3:16) has passed away. Please consider visiting their Find a Grave memorial page and leaving some virtual flowers. Their enthusiasm for cemeteries and willingness to help future generations lives on through their contributions to Find a Grave.
Thank you in advance for visiting my sister Sandy,
my mother Elsie, and
my father-in-law Don. I am so grateful to everyone that leaves flowers for them.
Please visit Martha Billups. Thanks.
B/D August 15, Helen Ellis.
B/D August 16, Robert Rhuda.
B/D August 17, Robert Hasz.
B/D August 17, Catharine Dieden.
B/D August 18, Harvey Scofield.
A/D August 18, Marian Churchill.
B/D August 20, Charles Gregory.
A/D August 20, Patrick Daskam.
A/D August 21, Helen Pottratz.
B/D August 22, Joseph Jaeschke.
A/D August 23, Mabel Rawlinson.
B/D August 24, Ronald Ogrinc.
B/D August 24, Walter Eads.
B/D August 24, John Fiedler.
B/D August 25, John Spiess.
B/D August 27, Leroy Moser.
B/D August 28, Gerald Farrier.
A/D August 30, Margaret Seip.
B/D August 31, Ramon Garza.
Please remember my uncle, John Mattox.
Please visit Rachel Bunting.
Please visit Ronald Jones.
I was born and raised in Norfolk, VA. I've also lived in FL, NY, CA, MO, WA, and OR. The Navy is the reason for some of the moves.
I found Find A Grave by accident. It used to be one of my favorite sites to visit before all their changes. And when Ancestry starts charging for FAG, I am done.
This is a poem that I stumbled upon (author unknown):
Always a silent hurt, many a silent tear,
but always a beautiful memory of one we loved so dear.
God gave us strength to bear it, and courage to take the blow,
but what it meant to lose you...no one will ever know.
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life." (John 3:16)
"Jesus said unto him, Thomas, because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed." (John 20:29)
"Strangers in the Box" By Pamela A. Harazim
Come, look with me inside this drawer, In this box I've often seen,
At the pictures, black and white, Faces proud, still, serene.
I wish I knew the people, These strangers in the box,
Their names and all their memories Are lost among my socks.
I wonder what their lives were like. How did they spend their days? What about their special times? I'll never know their ways.
If only someone had taken time To tell who, what, where, when,
These faces of my heritage, Would come to life again.
Could this become the fate Of the pictures we take today?
The faces and the memories Someday to be tossed away?
Make time to save your pictures, Seize the opportunity when it knocks, Or someday you and yours could be The strangers in the box.
If you could see your ancestors
All standing in a row,
There might be some of them, perhaps,
You wouldn't want to know.
But, here's another question, which
Requires another view,
If you could meet your ancestors,
Would they be proud of you?
---from a FAG Contributor - Valerie Wixen Thruelsen (47454411)
"I found something out the hard way yesterday about obituaries so please read this because its very important. First off, findagrave does not discourage obituaries...they only ask that you edit living people out. Secondly, someone put a notation on someone's memorial to go look at the obituary in the Kansas City Star, January 13, 1942. I tried to do that. But I couldn't find it. Upon questioning the news outlets why I could not access that particular obituary, I found out that there are agreements between newspapers and GeneologyBank.com and likely the others too...that obituaries are only available for a certain length of time. Then its hasta manana and you can no longer access them. Therefore, please, if you receive an obituary from me that is typed out and easy to read, post it in the bio section of the person I'm sending it for. Do not paraphrase. FACTS CANNOT BE COPYRIGHTED SO DO NOT WORRY ABOUT THAT. People will not be able to find the obit in the future."
NAMES / MILITARY DESIGNATIONS: While some people adamantly refuse to add it, I will honor their service and rank. A veteran who has served honorably in a time of war may bear the title of the highest grade held during that war. This right is conferred by Congress in law by 10 US Code 772 Section .
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